Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.01%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.01%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which rose 2.92% or 0.0198 points to trade at 0.6968 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 2.17% or 0.1350 points to end at 6.3550 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) was up 2.11% or 3000 points to 145500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included PIK (MCX: PIKK ), which lost 5.58% or 20.30 points to trade at 343.70 in late trade. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) declined 4.71% or 20.40 points to end at 412.60 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) shed 3.37% or 20.8 points to 597.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 120 to 83 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.72% to 25.240.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.22% or 2.60 to $1207.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.46% or 0.32 to hit $70.09 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.68% or 0.53 to trade at $78.17 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.88% to 68.1370, while EUR/RUB rose 0.99% to 79.1675.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 95.06.

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