Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.72%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.72%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.72% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 3.51% or 0.470 points to trade at 13.870 at the close. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) added 2.89% or 3.78 points to end at 134.48 and VTB (MCX: VTBR ) was up 2.61% or 0.0016 points to 0.0637 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which lost 1.78% or 85.0 points to trade at 4693.0 in late trade. Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) declined 1.58% or 12 points to end at 746 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) shed 1.27% or 4.00 points to 310.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 149 to 85 and 10 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.82% to 18.160.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.37% or 4.94 to $1330.76 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.25% or 0.12 to hit $48.19 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.61% or 0.33 to trade at $54.17 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.81% to 57.6753, while EUR/RUB rose 0.81% to 68.9600.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 91.92.

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