Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.82%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.82% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which rose 17.65% or 4.050 points to trade at 27.000 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 5.88% or 0.0470 points to end at 0.8470 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) was up 4.88% or 33.5 points to 720.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 3.06% or 17.5 points to trade at 555.0 in late trade. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) declined 2.02% or 2.34 points to end at 113.65 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) shed 1.75% or 8.60 points to 483.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 116 to 93 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.02% to 31.860.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.97% or 13.00 to $1325.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.26% or 0.18 to hit $68.22 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.19 to trade at $74.25 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.76% to 61.8648, while EUR/RUB rose 0.17% to 75.5927.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.62% at 90.64.

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