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 Mining , Manufacturing and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.08% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which rose 11.93% or 10.65 points to trade at 99.95 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 3.24% or 0.2200 points to end at 7.0000 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 2.76% or 14.70 points to 548.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ), which lost 2.15% or 24.50 points to trade at 1115.30 in late trade. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) declined 2.05% or 8.50 points to end at 406.00 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) shed 1.82% or 2950 points to 159550.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 118 to 95 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.04% to 25.000.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.49% or 5.90 to $1208.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.15% or 0.80 to hit $70.39 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.24% or 0.19 to trade at $79.22 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.85% to 66.7925, while EUR/RUB fell 0.71% to 78.0405.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 94.06.

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