Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.48%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Manufacturing , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 6.06% or 9.02 points to trade at 157.84 at the close. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) added 2.81% or 11.20 points to end at 410.00 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 2.62% or 0.870 points to 34.080 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ), which lost 6.88% or 0.1580 points to trade at 2.1400 in late trade. SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) declined 2.58% or 4.97 points to end at 187.81 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) shed 2.13% or 0.570 points to 26.130.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 120 to 101 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.09% to 23.520.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was down 0.88% or 10.05 to $1132.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.26% or 0.14 to hit $53.20 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.51% or 0.28 to trade at $55.20 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.71% to 61.4900, while EUR/RUB fell 0.77% to 63.903.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.16% at 103.24.

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