Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.86%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.86%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.86% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ), which rose 5.01% or 19.90 points to trade at 417.50 at the close. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) added 3.14% or 64.00 points to end at 2099.00 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) was up 2.98% or 23.5 points to 811.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which lost 2.98% or 139.0 points to trade at 4520.0 in late trade. Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) declined 2.11% or 135.0 points to end at 6265.0 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) shed 2.07% or 6.50 points to 307.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 123 to 99 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 4.33% to 19.260.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.67% or 9.00 to $1330.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $64.05 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.03% or 0.02 to trade at $69.36 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.57% to 56.4274, while EUR/RUB fell 0.36% to 69.0675.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 90.29.

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