Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 2.03%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 2.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 2.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which rose 4.84% or 0.3000 points to trade at 6.5000 at the close. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) added 4.56% or 9.50 points to end at 218.00 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) was up 4.48% or 25.5 points to 595.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 2.97% or 22.0 points to trade at 718.0 in late trade. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) declined 1.99% or 1.55 points to end at 76.15 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 0.95% or 1.04 points to 108.58.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 128 to 87 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 4.90% to 21.750.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.26% or 3.20 to $1254.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.91% or 0.67 to hit $74.12 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.93% or 1.50 to trade at $79.11 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.16% to 62.6998, while EUR/RUB rose 0.82% to 73.2010.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.75% at 94.29.

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