Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.33%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.33% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Power and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 7.51% or 40.5 points to trade at 580.0 at the close. MMK (MCX: MAGN ) added 2.71% or 1.230 points to end at 46.560 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) was up 2.55% or 4350 points to 174800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 2.97% or 23.5 points to trade at 766.5 in late trade. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) declined 1.76% or 10.90 points to end at 608.00 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) shed 1.53% or 11.70 points to 754.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 131 to 85 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.04% to 27.130.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.05% or 0.60 to $1314.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.20% or 0.84 to hit $70.56 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.63% or 1.22 to trade at $76.09 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.32% to 62.7456, while EUR/RUB rose 0.04% to 74.8650.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.54.

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