Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.32%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – 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 gained 1.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 4.79% or 25.6 points to trade at 560.0 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 3.53% or 1.035 points to end at 30.335 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) was up 3.30% or 5.02 points to 157.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 2.07% or 11.2 points to trade at 528.6 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 1.33% or 0.0103 points to end at 0.7638 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 0.91% or 0.74 points to 80.30.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 147 to 82 and 9 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.66% to 26.580.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.05% or 0.60 to $1280.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.26% or 0.56 to hit $45.17 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.15 to trade at $52.88 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.06% to 69.5243, while EUR/RUB rose 0.21% to 79.7100.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.933.

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