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 Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.09% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ), which rose 1.51% or 0.575 points to trade at 38.570 at the close. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) added 1.38% or 65.0 points to end at 4780.0 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 1.24% or 6.80 points to 555.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which lost 2.91% or 48.5 points to trade at 1619.0 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 1.79% or 0.0740 points to end at 4.0495 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) shed 1.71% or 2.76 points to 158.38.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 111 to 92 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.45% to 28.820.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.34% or 4.30 to $1242.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $53.24 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $62.06 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.19% to 66.7120, while EUR/RUB fell 0.13% to 75.6925.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.965.

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