Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.41%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ), which rose 2.02% or 0.0750 points to trade at 3.7950 at the close. Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ) added 1.82% or 2.54 points to end at 142.45 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) was up 1.53% or 37.00 points to 2463.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MTS (MCX: MTSS ), which lost 3.11% or 9.90 points to trade at 308.10 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 3.01% or 18.0 points to end at 579.5 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 1.97% or 0.0151 points to 0.7500.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 116 to 96 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.14% to 21.840.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.55% or 7.20 to $1310.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.12% or 1.32 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.86% or 1.23 to trade at $67.28 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.45% to 57.5731, while EUR/RUB fell 1.07% to 70.5646.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 89.94.

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