Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.09%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which rose 3.71% or 130.0 points to trade at 3630.0 at the close. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) added 3.70% or 27.50 points to end at 771.30 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 2.82% or 18.70 points to 682.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which lost 4.60% or 5.14 points to trade at 106.70 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 4.30% or 75.0 points to end at 1667.5 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 1.92% or 0.0145 points to 0.7403.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 117 to 93 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.15% to 27.580.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.40% or 4.90 to $1244.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.28% or 0.15 to hit $52.80 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.32% or 0.20 to trade at $61.89 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.07% to 66.5572, while EUR/RUB rose 0.11% to 75.5500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 96.808.

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