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 Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ), which rose 3.83% or 18.10 points to trade at 490.10 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 3.34% or 17.2 points to end at 532.2 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) was up 2.50% or 9.8 points to 401.8 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which lost 1.30% or 0.70 points to trade at 53.00 in late trade. FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) declined 1.29% or 0.0019 points to end at 0.1486 and Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) shed 1.27% or 11.80 points to 915.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 130 to 90 and 12 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 5.17% to 26.070.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.74% or 9.40 to $1281.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 6.00% or 2.55 to hit $45.08 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 4.67% or 2.37 to trade at $53.14 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.36% to 68.9129, while EUR/RUB rose 0.39% to 78.5583.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 96.113.

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