Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.42%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.42% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 3.40% or 1.600 points to trade at 48.680 at the close. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) added 3.33% or 67.50 points to end at 2097.50 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) was up 2.99% or 20 points to 689 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 3.81% or 28.5 points to trade at 720.5 in late trade. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) declined 3.35% or 2.65 points to end at 76.55 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 1.71% or 0.0145 points to 0.8350.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 125 to 73 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.45% to 28.690.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.44% or 5.80 to $1317.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.76% or 0.52 to hit $68.62 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.71% or 1.26 to trade at $75.05 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.05% to 62.9163, while EUR/RUB rose 0.53% to 76.0900.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 91.52.

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