Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.97%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.97%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Power , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 3.68% or 20.5 points to trade at 577.5 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 2.98% or 1.000 points to end at 34.540 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) was up 2.91% or 0.0212 points to 0.7500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which lost 2.33% or 10.10 points to trade at 424.00 in late trade. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) declined 1.91% or 3.00 points to end at 154.25 and Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) shed 1.43% or 63.0 points to 4330.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 135 to 71 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.05% to 22.550.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.79% or 10.70 to $1344.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.08% or 0.05 to hit $65.50 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.14% or 0.10 to trade at $69.62 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.32% to 57.3508, while EUR/RUB rose 0.04% to 71.1800.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 88.92.

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