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 , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 3.88% or 68.00 points to trade at 1820.00 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 2.22% or 0.1650 points to end at 7.6100 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 1.74% or 0.205 points to 11.955 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which lost 3.16% or 21.30 points to trade at 653.10 in late trade. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) declined 2.77% or 2.250 points to end at 78.950 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) shed 2.66% or 4750 points to 173500.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 124 to 93 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.74% to 20.240.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.52% or 6.86 to $1329.06 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.23% or 0.11 to hit $47.12 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.40% or 0.21 to trade at $52.65 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.79% to 57.5453, while EUR/RUB fell 1.03% to 68.3458.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 92.69.

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