Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.70%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.70%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.70% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 3.25% or 3.38 points to trade at 107.35 at the close. GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) added 3.02% or 0.0244 points to end at 0.8324 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) was up 2.72% or 2.94 points to 110.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ), which lost 2.79% or 5.60 points to trade at 195.10 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 1.80% or 0.405 points to end at 22.130 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) shed 1.60% or 23.00 points to 1418.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 119 to 113 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 2.21% to 26.800.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.46% or 6.25 to $1347.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.38% or 0.62 to hit $45.45 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.48% or 0.70 to trade at $47.96 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.36% to 64.3327, while EUR/RUB fell 0.43% to 72.255.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.24% at 95.03.

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