Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.59%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.59%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were VTB (MCX: VTBR ), which rose 2.22% or 0.0012 points to trade at 0.0534 at the close. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) added 2.15% or 3900 points to end at 185500 and MTS (MCX: MTSS ) was up 1.98% or 5.60 points to 288.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which lost 4.50% or 17.10 points to trade at 362.90 in late trade. Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) declined 2.84% or 194.0 points to end at 6635.0 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) shed 2.72% or 8.50 points to 304.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 115 to 96 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.76% to 18.640.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.35% or 4.49 to $1287.71 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.34% or 0.78 to hit $58.80 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $63.58 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.31% to 58.2643, while EUR/RUB rose 0.37% to 69.5550.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 92.66.

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