Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.04%
Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Power , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 1.04%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 5.56% or 98.00 points to trade at 1859.50 at the close. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) added 3.24% or 5.06 points to end at 161.30 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 3.02% or 2.70 points to 92.10 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which lost 2.23% or 13.70 points to trade at 601.30 in late trade. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) declined 2.03% or 8.30 points to end at 399.70 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) shed 1.76% or 6.10 points to 340.50.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 128 to 67 and 28 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.
The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.75% to 30.600.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.11% or 1.30 to $1231.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.62% or 0.42 to hit $67.17 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.24% or 0.19 to trade at $77.43 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.03% to 65.7395, while EUR/RUB fell 0.12% to 74.8325.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 96.41.
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