Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.02%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 5.27% or 6.10 points to trade at 121.90 at the close. Niznekamskneftekhim ao (MCX: NKNC ) added 4.86% or 3.700 points to end at 79.900 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) was up 2.34% or 19 points to 830 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ), which lost 3.94% or 61.0 points to trade at 1486.5 in late trade. FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) declined 2.91% or 0.0051 points to end at 0.1699 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) shed 2.27% or 1.99 points to 85.86.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 121 to 105 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.41% to 25.810.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.16% or 2.05 to $1258.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.13% or 0.58 to hit $50.77 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.28% or 0.68 to trade at $52.46 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.19% to 62.7233, while EUR/RUB rose 0.49% to 69.367.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.67% at 97.56.

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