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% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 8.17% or 42.5 points to trade at 563.0 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 6.87% or 46.0 points to end at 716.0 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 2.43% or 2.25 points to 94.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which lost 3.22% or 3.80 points to trade at 114.30 in late trade. Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) declined 1.75% or 0.0480 points to end at 2.7020 and Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) shed 1.19% or 0.410 points to 34.040.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 102 to 98 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.08% to 23.780.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.65% or 8.00 to $1215.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.53% or 0.36 to hit $68.85 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.43 to trade at $73.64 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.61% to 63.7273, while EUR/RUB rose 0.45% to 73.6150.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 95.19.

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