Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.39%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.39%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 1.39% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which rose 12.99% or 77.50 points to trade at 674.00 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 6.08% or 45.0 points to end at 785.0 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) was up 4.93% or 5.25 points to 111.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which lost 2.21% or 96.0 points to trade at 4241.0 in late trade. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) declined 1.73% or 1.68 points to end at 95.65 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 1.46% or 0.0100 points to 0.6764.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 111 to 83 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.95% to 25.600.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.25% or 3.00 to $1211.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.02% or 0.70 to hit $69.23 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.74 to trade at $77.03 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.41% to 68.1511, while EUR/RUB rose 0.49% to 79.7325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 94.56.

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