Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.46%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX declined 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ), which rose 7.56% or 48.5 points to trade at 690.0 at the close. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) added 3.96% or 24.00 points to end at 629.70 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) was up 3.76% or 0.0308 points to 0.8500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ), which lost 1.95% or 1.630 points to trade at 81.760 in late trade. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) declined 1.84% or 2.16 points to end at 114.94 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) shed 1.82% or 12.00 points to 647.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 114 to 102 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 3.63% to 16.860 a new all time low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.43 to $1289.23 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.59% or 0.83 to hit $51.31 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.42% or 0.82 to trade at $56.75 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.21% to 58.0763, while EUR/RUB rose 0.07% to 68.4138.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.03.

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