Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.04%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Manufacturing and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 3.76% or 188.0 points to trade at 5182.0 at the close. PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) added 2.88% or 71.0 points to end at 2537.0 and Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) was up 2.21% or 4.79 points to 221.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Rostelecom (MCX: RTKM ), which lost 4.75% or 3.44 points to trade at 68.99 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 4.56% or 0.590 points to end at 12.335 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) shed 3.29% or 10.70 points to 314.30.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 123 to 101 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 7.62% to 17.580.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.03% or 0.41 to $1278.49 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.20% or 1.25 to hit $55.51 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.15% or 1.36 to trade at $61.80 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.27% to 60.1165, while EUR/RUB rose 2.14% to 70.7500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 93.89.

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