Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.79%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.79%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 2.17% or 1.000 points to trade at 47.000 at the close. NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) added 2.09% or 9.00 points to end at 439.00 and Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ) was up 2.01% or 104.0 points to 5266.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 3.05% or 17.2 points to trade at 546.4 in late trade. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) declined 2.57% or 2.74 points to end at 103.70 and MTS (MCX: MTSS ) shed 2.19% or 5.30 points to 237.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 109 to 102 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.11% to 27.510.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.64% or 7.90 to $1251.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.14% or 2.13 to hit $53.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.61% or 2.77 to trade at $62.83 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.78% to 66.3527, while EUR/RUB fell 0.66% to 75.5991.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.625.

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