Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.22%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Power , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 3.45% or 1.410 points to trade at 42.300 at the close. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) added 2.17% or 3.43 points to end at 161.43 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) was up 2.09% or 0.0220 points to 1.0750 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which lost 2.87% or 3.80 points to trade at 128.70 in late trade. Surgut (MCX: SNGS ) declined 2.49% or 0.690 points to end at 27.025 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 2.04% or 0.0167 points to 0.8010.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 125 to 100 and 9 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.16% to 19.180.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.01% or 13.58 to $1352.58 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $49.14 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.28% or 0.15 to trade at $54.35 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.68% to 56.9761, while EUR/RUB rose 0.04% to 68.4500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.70% at 91.56.

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