Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.29%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which rose 3.85% or 0.3150 points to trade at 8.4900 at the close. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) added 2.25% or 1.62 points to end at 73.70 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 1.50% or 10.00 points to 678.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MTS (MCX: MTSS ), which lost 3.24% or 9.45 points to trade at 282.50 in late trade. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) declined 2.44% or 3.31 points to end at 132.58 and MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) shed 2.42% or 0.0740 points to 2.9860.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 116 to 105 and 22 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 2.93% to 16.160.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.49% or 6.30 to $1295.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.13% or 0.58 to hit $50.72 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.93% or 0.53 to trade at $56.41 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.24% to 57.6937, while EUR/RUB fell 0.45% to 68.2977.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.91.

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