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%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 3.12% or 58.00 points to trade at 1916.00 at the close. MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) added 2.35% or 197.0 points to end at 8585.0 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) was up 2.28% or 9.50 points to 427.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which lost 1.87% or 3.90 points to trade at 204.60 in late trade. MMK (MCX: MAGN ) declined 1.62% or 0.560 points to end at 33.910 and Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) shed 1.46% or 11.5 points to 778.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 102 to 88 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.37% to 21.530.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.00% or 0.03 to $1254.93 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.03% or 0.47 to hit $46.24 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.43 to trade at $48.49 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.98% to 59.9669, while EUR/RUB rose 1.40% to 69.9625.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.88.

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