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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.34%

Published 2018/12/13, 18:35
© Reuters.  Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.34%

Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining, Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were ALROSA ao (MCX:ALRS), which rose 3.14% or 2.990 points to trade at 98.140 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) added 2.70% or 42.5 points to end at 1618.5 and MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX:GMKN) was up 2.56% or 330.0 points to 13220.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN), which lost 5.67% or 21.8 points to trade at 363.0 in late trade. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL) declined 2.58% or 0.705 points to end at 26.660 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) shed 2.24% or 12.0 points to 523.6.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 106 to 98 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.18% to 25.020 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.27% or 3.35 to $1246.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.15% or 0.59 to hit $51.74 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.58% or 0.35 to trade at $60.50 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.09% to 66.3413, while EUR/RUB fell 0.33% to 75.2800.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 97.162.

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