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%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.57% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 2.48% or 1.090 points to trade at 44.990 at the close. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) added 2.35% or 4.80 points to end at 209.00 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) was up 2.19% or 3.30 points to 154.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 2.76% or 175.0 points to trade at 6170.0 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 2.32% or 0.0217 points to end at 0.9151 and FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) shed 2.08% or 0.0037 points to 0.1745.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 111 to 110 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.32% to 17.690.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.27% or 3.60 to $1359.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.72% or 0.47 to hit $66.08 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.44 to trade at $70.97 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.77% to 55.7478, while EUR/RUB fell 0.05% to 69.5838.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 88.56.

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