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 Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 17.73% or 1.705 points to trade at 11.320 at the close. Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) added 4.50% or 3.95 points to end at 91.75 and Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) was up 3.15% or 25.0 points to 817.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ), which lost 3.05% or 0.0855 points to trade at 2.7215 in late trade. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) declined 2.76% or 52.00 points to end at 1832.00 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 2.12% or 0.915 points to 42.185.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 124 to 96 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.59% to 16.660.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.63% or 8.00 to $1278.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.15% or 0.09 to hit $58.27 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.13 to trade at $65.03 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.16% to 58.3694, while EUR/RUB fell 0.41% to 69.1234.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 92.98.

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