Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.14%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which rose 3.12% or 5.00 points to trade at 165.20 at the close. PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) added 2.47% or 61.0 points to end at 2531.0 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.24% or 11.30 points to 516.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which lost 5.35% or 33.70 points to trade at 596.50 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 3.04% or 48.0 points to end at 1532.0 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) shed 2.18% or 13.4 points to 601.2.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 107 to 93 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.50% to 26.310.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.16% or 1.90 to $1214.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.71% or 0.49 to hit $68.38 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.33% or 0.25 to trade at $76.25 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.48% to 67.8484, while EUR/RUB rose 0.78% to 79.4613.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 94.50.

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