Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.10%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.10%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 2.76% or 0.245 points to trade at 9.120 at the close. Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) added 2.74% or 0.0760 points to end at 2.8460 and ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) was up 2.17% or 2.230 points to 105.190 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ), which lost 2.20% or 2.05 points to trade at 90.95 in late trade. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) declined 2.13% or 3.05 points to end at 140.00 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 1.66% or 1.79 points to 106.11.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 105 to 95 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 8.31% to 20.400.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.46% or 5.80 to $1259.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.11% or 0.08 to hit $74.22 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.26 to trade at $78.02 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.25% to 63.2850, while EUR/RUB rose 0.25% to 73.7928.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 94.23.

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