Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.05%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.05% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 4.31% or 185.0 points to trade at 4480.0 at the close. Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) added 1.52% or 10 points to end at 700 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) was up 1.39% or 0.0380 points to 2.7640 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 2.89% or 2.81 points to trade at 94.29 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 2.51% or 0.0995 points to end at 3.8575 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 2.45% or 2.48 points to 98.72.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 109 to 106 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.12% to 25.860.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.23% or 2.80 to $1223.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.07% or 0.04 to hit $56.42 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.03% or 0.69 to trade at $66.07 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.34% to 65.7565, while EUR/RUB fell 0.06% to 75.3024.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.07.

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