Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.95%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.95%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 1.95% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which rose 4.34% or 7.44 points to trade at 179.00 at the close. NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) added 4.25% or 19.50 points to end at 478.00 and Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) was up 4.24% or 8.31 points to 204.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 5.41% or 37.8 points to trade at 661.0 in late trade. Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) declined 3.81% or 152.0 points to end at 3840.0 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) shed 3.66% or 57.5 points to 1515.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 119 to 101 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 4.78% to 24.320 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.96% or 11.50 to $1187.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.68% or 0.49 to hit $72.06 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.48 to trade at $81.27 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.57% to 65.4305, while EUR/RUB fell 1.12% to 76.3966.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.53% at 94.38.

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