Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.73%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.73%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Power , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ), which rose 4.27% or 4.82 points to trade at 117.65 at the close. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) added 3.96% or 5700 points to end at 149700 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 3.12% or 0.620 points to 20.510 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bashneft ANK ao (MCX: BANE ), which lost 2.66% or 77.0 points to trade at 2820.0 in late trade. Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) declined 1.61% or 14.5 points to end at 886.0 and Polyus Zoloto OAO (MCX: PLZL ) shed 1.42% or 62.0 points to 4316.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 131 to 94 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.58% to 24.180.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.81% or 10.25 to $1273.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.13% or 0.57 to hit $49.95 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.22% or 0.63 to trade at $50.83 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.13% to 62.1062, while EUR/RUB rose 0.08% to 67.614.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.06% at 98.70.

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