Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.80%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.80%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 1.80% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 4.46% or 2.285 points to trade at 53.485 at the close. Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ) added 4.23% or 6.88 points to end at 169.47 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) was up 4.19% or 20.60 points to 512.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ), which lost 0.72% or 0.0295 points to trade at 4.0800 in late trade. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) declined 0.63% or 1.05 points to end at 166.80 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) shed 0.61% or 0.055 points to 8.955.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 151 to 69 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.19% to 27.010.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.33% or 4.00 to $1203.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.32% or 0.24 to hit $75.47 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.60% or 0.51 to trade at $85.31 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.30% to 65.7025, while EUR/RUB rose 0.09% to 75.6909.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.36.

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