Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.73%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.73%

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

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which rose 4.11% or 0.0305 points to trade at 0.7730 at the close. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) added 2.92% or 5.56 points to end at 195.76 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) was up 2.45% or 4.10 points to 171.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which lost 2.05% or 14.00 points to trade at 668.00 in late trade. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) declined 1.60% or 11.60 points to end at 714.00 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) shed 1.18% or 0.70 points to 58.45.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 132 to 83 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.13% to 27.190.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.09% or 1.10 to $1230.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.55% or 1.28 to hit $51.57 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.54% or 0.91 to trade at $60.00 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.38% to 66.0382, while EUR/RUB fell 1.39% to 75.1015.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.760.

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