Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.56%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.56%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Manufacturing and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ), which rose 2.13% or 0.0585 points to trade at 2.8095 at the close. ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) added 1.56% or 19.0 points to end at 1239.0 and MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) was up 1.49% or 131.0 points to 8899.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which lost 6.68% or 5.15 points to trade at 71.99 in late trade. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) declined 2.57% or 47.00 points to end at 1785.00 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 2.06% or 2.30 points to 109.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 117 to 91 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 4.36% to 20.120.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.00% or 0.06 to $1292.46 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.57% or 1.21 to hit $48.30 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 2.80% or 1.43 to trade at $52.46 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.31% to 59.0490, while EUR/RUB fell 0.01% to 69.4142.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 93.44.

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