Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.06%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.06%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 1.06% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 3.96% or 0.347 points to trade at 9.100 at the close. VTB (MCX: VTBR ) added 3.91% or 0.0014 points to end at 0.0371 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) was up 3.64% or 3.28 points to 93.33 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which lost 1.89% or 2.06 points to trade at 107.00 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 1.81% or 0.0710 points to end at 3.8600 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) shed 0.74% or 3.00 points to 404.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 128 to 82 and 27 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.93% to 21.620 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.78% or 10.05 to $1282.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.88% or 1.50 to hit $53.57 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.37% or 1.45 to trade at $62.63 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.15% to 66.2628, while EUR/RUB fell 0.44% to 75.2534.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.020.

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