Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.21%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 2.77% or 19.0 points to trade at 704.0 at the close. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) added 1.96% or 12.80 points to end at 666.95 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) was up 1.53% or 10 points to 695 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 3.85% or 29.5 points to trade at 737.0 in late trade. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) declined 3.84% or 1.070 points to end at 26.780 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) shed 1.76% or 3.46 points to 193.25.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 109 to 92 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 10.26% to 29.560.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.04% or 0.50 to $1314.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.84% or 2.01 to hit $68.72 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 2.28% or 1.74 to trade at $74.43 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.86% to 63.4649, while EUR/RUB rose 0.52% to 75.4175.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.83.

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