Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.62%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 0.62% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ), which rose 5.33% or 8950 points to trade at 176950 at the close. ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) added 5.15% or 60.0 points to end at 1225.0 and Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) was up 3.81% or 1.085 points to 29.585 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which lost 2.05% or 0.0178 points to trade at 0.8522 in late trade. Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) declined 1.91% or 16.5 points to end at 848.5 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) shed 1.68% or 1.26 points to 73.95.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 124 to 86 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 1.82% to 23.470.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.20% or 2.46 to $1215.66 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.73% or 0.77 to hit $45.17 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.64% or 0.77 to trade at $47.65 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.98% to 60.8162, while EUR/RUB rose 1.05% to 69.3930.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 95.64.

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