Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.64%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Power , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which rose 6.19% or 0.0095 points to trade at 0.1630 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 5.71% or 43.4 points to end at 803.4 and Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) was up 5.40% or 224.0 points to 4373.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which lost 5.63% or 30.10 points to trade at 505.00 in late trade. Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) declined 2.41% or 13.00 points to end at 526.00 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 2.19% or 2.00 points to 89.25.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 105 to 104 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 6.63% to 24.230.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.05% or 0.60 to $1205.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.43% or 0.30 to hit $69.95 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.24% or 0.19 to trade at $77.83 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.88% to 67.6402, while EUR/RUB fell 1.55% to 78.3914.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 95.12.

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