Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.31%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.31%
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 rose 1.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which rose 3.69% or 59.0 points to trade at 1656.0 at the close. MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) added 3.51% or 420.0 points to end at 12379.0 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) was up 3.14% or 12.80 points to 419.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 2.37% or 2.21 points to trade at 91.04 in late trade. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) declined 1.98% or 0.750 points to end at 37.200 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) shed 1.22% or 0.096 points to 7.770.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 121 to 83 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.30% to 29.720.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.76% or 9.30 to $1219.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.21% or 0.11 to hit $51.74 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.20 to trade at $60.76 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.01% to 67.1012, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 75.7925.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 97.285.

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