Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.70%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.70%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Power , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 7.09% or 43.4 points to trade at 655.4 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) added 6.46% or 6.60 points to end at 108.80 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 3.91% or 3.62 points to 96.12 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which lost 1.77% or 10.30 points to trade at 573.00 in late trade. Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) declined 1.63% or 8.70 points to end at 523.70 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) shed 1.01% or 0.60 points to 59.05.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 119 to 97 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.70% to 25.420 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.57% or 7.00 to $1228.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.44% or 1.84 to hit $55.27 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.25% or 1.41 to trade at $63.94 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.76% to 65.6685, while EUR/RUB fell 0.49% to 74.8703.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.505.

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