Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.44%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.44% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 1.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which rose 5.33% or 1.505 points to trade at 29.750 at the close. NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) added 4.97% or 22.85 points to end at 482.45 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) was up 3.69% or 0.0250 points to 0.7020 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 4.19% or 18.6 points to trade at 425.8 in late trade. GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) declined 1.63% or 0.0090 points to end at 0.5425 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 1.58% or 0.750 points to 46.750.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 122 to 95 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.10% to 26.910.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.11% or 1.30 to $1228.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.12% or 1.34 to hit $61.76 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.17% or 1.59 to trade at $71.58 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.17% to 66.0887, while EUR/RUB fell 0.04% to 75.4125.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.10.

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