Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.34%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Akron (MCX: AKRN ), which rose 4.47% or 155.0 points to trade at 3625.0 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 3.17% or 0.0266 points to end at 0.8656 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 2.63% or 0.785 points to 30.650 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bashneft ANK ao (MCX: BANE ), which lost 1.86% or 57.0 points to trade at 3000.0 in late trade. Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) declined 1.69% or 2.90 points to end at 168.60 and ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) shed 1.30% or 24.5 points to 1864.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 125 to 102 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 7.76% to 26.740.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.59% or 8.10 to $1364.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 4.13% or 1.63 to hit $41.14 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 3.92% or 1.64 to trade at $43.44 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.70% to 66.2017, while EUR/RUB fell 1.57% to 73.811.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.51% at 95.50.

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