Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.02%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which rose 3.37% or 3.30 points to trade at 101.35 at the close. NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) added 3.11% or 26.50 points to end at 879.30 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 3.06% or 0.270 points to 9.080 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unipro (MCX: UPRO ), which lost 3.51% or 0.1020 points to trade at 2.8050 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 2.32% or 40.0 points to end at 1687.0 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) shed 1.53% or 11.0 points to 707.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 117 to 88 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 4.80% to 23.820.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.84% or 10.50 to $1244.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $74.14 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 1.73% or 1.37 to trade at $77.86 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.09% to 63.4175, while EUR/RUB rose 0.35% to 73.6000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.58% at 94.78.

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