Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.08%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which rose 4.37% or 5.70 points to trade at 136.20 at the close. Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) added 3.04% or 18 points to end at 611 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) was up 2.03% or 6.35 points to 319.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 2.49% or 17.5 points to trade at 686.0 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 2.13% or 0.250 points to end at 11.500 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 1.90% or 0.0145 points to 0.7470.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 118 to 94 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.59% to 21.700.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.16% or 2.20 to $1339.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.33% or 0.21 to hit $63.30 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.44% or 0.30 to trade at $67.82 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.22% to 57.4501, while EUR/RUB fell 0.01% to 70.6520.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 89.70.

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