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% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Manufacturing and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which rose 3.93% or 3.67 points to trade at 97.17 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 3.58% or 0.2400 points to end at 6.9500 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) was up 3.13% or 48.0 points to 1583.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which lost 2.90% or 18.80 points to trade at 630.40 in late trade. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 1.60% or 70.5 points to end at 4329.5 and ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) shed 1.59% or 1.640 points to 101.510.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 107 to 105 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.80% to 26.060.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.15% or 13.80 to $1213.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.62% or 0.91 to hit $57.16 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.71% or 1.13 to trade at $67.25 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.15% to 66.2685, while EUR/RUB fell 1.27% to 74.9865.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 97.02.

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