Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.09%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.09%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Manufacturing and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ), which rose 3.41% or 4.75 points to trade at 144.00 at the close. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) added 3.22% or 10.00 points to end at 321.00 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) was up 3.11% or 2.11 points to 69.99 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ), which lost 6.92% or 54.5 points to trade at 733.0 in late trade. SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) declined 4.50% or 7.25 points to end at 153.70 and MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) shed 2.74% or 0.0830 points to 2.9480.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 127 to 100 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 3.47% to 17.520.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.14% or 1.82 to $1329.82 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.60% or 0.79 to hit $50.09 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.80% or 0.44 to trade at $55.60 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.69% to 57.5587, while EUR/RUB fell 0.75% to 68.3718.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 92.32.

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