Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.46%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 4.41% or 24.5 points to trade at 580.0 at the close. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) added 3.71% or 3.440 points to end at 96.190 and Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) was up 3.43% or 33.80 points to 1019.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 3.68% or 25.0 points to trade at 655.0 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 2.56% or 0.0189 points to end at 0.7200 and Surgut (MCX: SNGS ) shed 1.33% or 0.385 points to 28.535.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 117 to 95 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.64% to 28.170 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.36% or 16.60 to $1202.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.62% or 1.77 to hit $65.86 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.17% or 1.58 to trade at $71.23 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.63% to 68.1325, while EUR/RUB rose 0.47% to 77.5874.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.28.

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