Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.12%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Power , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.12% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 6.27% or 30.2 points to trade at 512.0 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 4.99% or 1.110 points to end at 23.360 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) was up 3.57% or 55.0 points to 1595.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 3.02% or 18.4 points to trade at 591.0 in late trade. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 2.08% or 88.0 points to end at 4145.0 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) shed 1.88% or 14 points to 704.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 122 to 82 and 22 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.27% to 26.220.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.73% or 8.80 to $1199.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.69% or 0.47 to hit $69.06 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.08% or 0.06 to trade at $78.24 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.23% to 68.0904, while EUR/RUB fell 0.71% to 79.2050.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 94.92.

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