Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.36%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.36%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Manufacturing and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 0.36% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Niznekamskneftekhim ao (MCX: NKNC ), which rose 10.00% or 6.800 points to trade at 74.800 at the close. ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) added 7.31% or 94.0 points to end at 1380.0 and Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) was up 3.97% or 36.00 points to 943.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which lost 3.05% or 12.15 points to trade at 385.85 in late trade. Gruppa Cherkizovo ao (MCX: GCHE ) declined 2.28% or 18.0 points to end at 772.0 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) shed 2.17% or 13.50 points to 608.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 122 to 116 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.69% to 24.320.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.19% or 2.35 to $1212.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.60% or 0.77 to hit $47.47 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.86% or 0.42 to trade at $48.48 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.05% to 63.8830, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 67.861.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.16% at 101.10.

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