Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.24%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.24% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which rose 6.75% or 5.25 points to trade at 83.00 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 2.67% or 0.720 points to end at 27.700 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 2.20% or 0.985 points to 45.755 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 4.24% or 32.0 points to trade at 722.5 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 3.66% or 0.1515 points to end at 3.9935 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) shed 3.02% or 15.10 points to 485.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 107 to 91 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.51% to 22.190.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.23% or 3.00 to $1288.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.84% or 0.60 to hit $71.97 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.39% or 0.31 to trade at $78.82 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.01% to 61.6448, while EUR/RUB fell 1.22% to 72.4971.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 93.61.

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