Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.11%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ), which rose 3.52% or 4.89 points to trade at 143.79 at the close. NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) added 3.09% or 12.55 points to end at 419.00 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) was up 1.83% or 16.60 points to 924.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 5.42% or 31.5 points to trade at 550.0 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 2.78% or 48.0 points to end at 1680.0 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) shed 2.67% or 20.0 points to 728.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 107 to 80 and 29 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.35% to 22.980.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.43% or 5.20 to $1226.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.54% or 1.08 to hit $69.05 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.90% or 0.68 to trade at $74.87 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.01% to 62.2550, while EUR/RUB rose 0.03% to 72.8746.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 94.24.

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