Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.00%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 1.00% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which rose 2.90% or 11.20 points to trade at 398.00 at the close. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) added 2.13% or 13.00 points to end at 622.00 and Sberbank (MCX: SBER ) was up 1.97% or 2.95 points to 153.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Niznekamskneftekhim ao (MCX: NKNC ), which lost 1.85% or 1.400 points to trade at 74.400 in late trade. ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) declined 1.83% or 24.0 points to end at 1286.0 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) shed 1.83% or 14 points to 751.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 124 to 101 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.43% to 24.130.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.38% or 4.65 to $1213.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.14% or 1.92 to hit $48.28 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 4.37% or 2.05 to trade at $48.91 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.13% to 63.9647, while EUR/RUB fell 1.74% to 67.841.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.30% at 101.11.

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