Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.23%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.23%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX gained 1.23% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which rose 3.61% or 13.55 points to trade at 389.15 at the close. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) added 2.44% or 2.110 points to end at 88.660 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.27% or 6.20 points to 279.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unipro (MCX: UPRO ), which lost 3.27% or 0.0820 points to trade at 2.4250 in late trade. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) declined 1.25% or 2000 points to end at 157500 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) shed 1.13% or 26.0 points to 2275.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 111 to 89 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.38% to 22.880.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.53% or 18.97 to $1223.33 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.61% or 0.74 to hit $46.78 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.35% or 0.66 to trade at $49.43 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.69% to 59.3484, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 67.4810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.59% at 95.95.

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