Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.19%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 1.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ), which rose 5.39% or 0.1355 points to trade at 2.6500 at the close. Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) added 4.31% or 36 points to end at 872 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) was up 3.45% or 4.94 points to 148.07 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 2.63% or 285.0 points to trade at 10534.0 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 1.43% or 0.0595 points to end at 4.0905 and MTS (MCX: MTSS ) shed 1.04% or 2.70 points to 255.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 139 to 73 and 22 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 3.52% to 22.990.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 0.22% or 2.65 to $1187.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.04% or 0.54 to hit $51.42 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.29% or 0.71 to trade at $54.23 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.08% to 60.1256, while EUR/RUB fell 0.00% to 63.577.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.01% at 101.91.

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