Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.08%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which rose 2.78% or 0.0251 points to trade at 0.9286 at the close. Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ) added 2.30% or 3.05 points to end at 135.85 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 2.18% or 3.25 points to 152.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which lost 3.16% or 23.00 points to trade at 704.10 in late trade. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) declined 1.89% or 0.740 points to end at 38.320 and MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) shed 1.45% or 131.0 points to 8919.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 108 to 106 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.64% to 18.860 a new 3-year low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.87% or 11.23 to $1279.17 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.29% or 0.14 to hit $47.45 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.28% or 0.14 to trade at $50.59 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.15% to 59.7743, while EUR/RUB fell 0.49% to 70.1500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 93.72.

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