Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.04%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 0.04% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ), which rose 5.14% or 11.00 points to trade at 225.00 at the close. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) added 2.19% or 6.40 points to end at 298.40 and Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) was up 1.83% or 175.0 points to 9720.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 4.36% or 6.45 points to trade at 141.50 in late trade. Polyus Zoloto OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 3.28% or 133.2 points to end at 3925.8 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 3.24% or 1.150 points to 34.350.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 107 to 101 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.21% to 21.280.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.85% or 10.38 to $1227.68 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.17% or 0.54 to hit $46.62 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.20% or 0.58 to trade at $49.00 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.18% to 59.1292, while EUR/RUB fell 0.89% to 67.8010.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 95.05.

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