Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.95%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 0.95%
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 added 0.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ), which rose 4.24% or 0.0930 points to trade at 2.2850 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) added 3.39% or 1.000 points to end at 30.500 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) was up 2.92% or 0.810 points to 28.510 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 2.03% or 183.0 points to trade at 8825.0 in late trade. Megion (MCX: MFGS ) declined 1.26% or 7.0 points to end at 548.0 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 1.08% or 1.64 points to 150.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 135 to 82 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.27% to 22.280 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.97% or 12.35 to $1265.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.49% or 0.24 to hit $48.99 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.36% or 0.19 to trade at $51.94 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.67% to 56.2154, while EUR/RUB rose 1.27% to 61.428.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 98.63.

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