Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.20%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which rose 3.82% or 70.5 points to trade at 1915.0 at the close. Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) added 3.19% or 0.0860 points to end at 2.7850 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) was up 3.19% or 0.880 points to 28.480 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ), which lost 3.52% or 3.40 points to trade at 93.10 in late trade. Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) declined 1.24% or 5.90 points to end at 469.00 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 1.18% or 0.0086 points to 0.7184.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 122 to 99 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.08% to 23.720.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.50% or 6.50 to $1297.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.78% or 1.21 to hit $66.67 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.15% or 0.88 to trade at $75.59 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.16% to 62.3761, while EUR/RUB fell 0.10% to 72.5113.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 94.37.

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