Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.05%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.05%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 1.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 7.61% or 0.895 points to trade at 12.650 at the close. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) added 4.17% or 5.75 points to end at 143.70 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 3.17% or 4.25 points to 138.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ), which lost 0.93% or 0.85 points to trade at 90.50 in late trade. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) declined 0.85% or 1500 points to end at 175000 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) shed 0.62% or 15.0 points to 2405.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 139 to 73 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.12% to 25.210.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.83% or 10.90 to $1326.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.98% or 0.58 to hit $59.78 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.39 to trade at $63.18 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.83% to 57.9007, while EUR/RUB fell 0.63% to 71.0028.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 90.19.

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