Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.68%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.68%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ), which rose 3.52% or 5800 points to trade at 170450 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 2.76% or 14.5 points to end at 539.5 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) was up 2.75% or 8.50 points to 317.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 2.36% or 0.680 points to trade at 28.090 in late trade. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) declined 1.77% or 2.55 points to end at 141.65 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) shed 0.99% or 21.00 points to 2107.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 122 to 94 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.71% to 26.230.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.04% or 0.50 to $1312.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.97% or 1.35 to hit $69.78 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.67% or 1.23 to trade at $74.85 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.67% to 62.6104, while EUR/RUB fell 1.03% to 74.7989.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 92.51.

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