Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.57%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Lenta Ltd (MCX: LNTADR ), which rose 4.23% or 14 points to trade at 345 at the close. MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) added 3.49% or 364.0 points to end at 10787.0 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.76% or 10.60 points to 394.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ), which lost 8.23% or 8.30 points to trade at 92.55 in late trade. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) declined 3.15% or 21.70 points to end at 668.00 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) shed 2.49% or 16 points to 626.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 111 to 107 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.72% to 17.850.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.56% or 7.00 to $1239.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.31% or 0.76 to hit $57.23 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.67% or 1.08 to trade at $63.61 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.44% to 59.2590, while EUR/RUB fell 0.06% to 69.4679.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 94.17.

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