Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.53%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.53%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.53% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which rose 3.41% or 5.39 points to trade at 163.27 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) added 3.03% or 54.5 points to end at 1854.0 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.80% or 13.60 points to 500.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ), which lost 3.18% or 3.91 points to trade at 119.15 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 2.20% or 12.5 points to end at 555.0 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) shed 1.45% or 0.0400 points to 2.7100.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 109 to 93 and 31 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 21.45% to 23.670.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.08% or 1.00 to $1319.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.40% or 0.28 to hit $70.98 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.18% or 0.91 to trade at $78.03 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.24% to 61.7683, while EUR/RUB rose 0.09% to 73.9750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 92.24.

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