Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.87%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.87%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 3.85% or 1.770 points to trade at 47.750 at the close. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) added 3.32% or 3.100 points to end at 96.500 and Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) was up 3.24% or 138.0 points to 4393.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 4.98% or 1.130 points to trade at 21.550 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 3.38% or 20.8 points to end at 595.0 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) shed 2.36% or 0.0945 points to 3.9055.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 128 to 76 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.12% to 25.120.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.64% or 19.60 to $1213.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.81% or 1.23 to hit $69.06 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.93% or 1.44 to trade at $76.17 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.48% to 67.1797, while EUR/RUB fell 0.72% to 78.1094.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.55% at 95.02.

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