Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.89%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.89%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.89% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 3.83% or 172.0 points to trade at 4659.0 at the close. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) added 3.43% or 2.630 points to end at 79.350 and Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) was up 3.22% or 17.05 points to 546.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which lost 2.86% or 24.5 points to trade at 833.5 in late trade. SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) declined 2.18% or 3.35 points to end at 150.65 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) shed 2.12% or 16.5 points to 761.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 120 to 102 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.61% to 17.930.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.22% or 2.90 to $1334.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.30% or 0.19 to hit $63.92 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.23% or 0.16 to trade at $69.31 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.29% to 56.6964, while EUR/RUB fell 0.01% to 69.3438.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 90.36.

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