Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.17%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Power , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ), which rose 2.72% or 5.07 points to trade at 191.50 at the close. GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) added 2.67% or 0.0179 points to end at 0.6892 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) was up 2.60% or 19.0 points to 750.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which lost 8.66% or 0.835 points to trade at 8.805 in late trade. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) declined 5.18% or 17.40 points to end at 318.20 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 3.16% or 3.25 points to 99.45.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 140 to 75 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 4.22% to 24.290.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1270.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 4.39% or 2.88 to hit $68.42 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.41% or 1.76 to trade at $74.81 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.25% to 62.9123, while EUR/RUB fell 0.88% to 73.2800.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 94.29.

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