Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.03%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.03% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.03% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 7.72% or 51.0 points to trade at 712.0 at the close. SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) added 4.88% or 4.90 points to end at 105.35 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) was up 3.14% or 15.00 points to 493.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ), which lost 5.62% or 5.79 points to trade at 97.20 in late trade. MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) declined 3.74% or 442.0 points to end at 11388.0 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) shed 3.15% or 2.20 points to 67.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 130 to 93 and 13 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.46% to 24.320 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.72% or 8.60 to $1196.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.68% or 1.21 to hit $73.33 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.95% or 1.59 to trade at $82.97 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.19% to 65.4910, while EUR/RUB fell 0.41% to 76.0631.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.67.

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