Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.79%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.79%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Manufacturing , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Polyus Zoloto OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 4.32% or 174.0 points to trade at 4203.0 at the close. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) added 1.67% or 2950 points to end at 180100 and DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ) was up 1.60% or 3.90 points to 247.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 3.47% or 5.40 points to trade at 150.30 in late trade. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) declined 2.70% or 49.50 points to end at 1786.00 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 2.55% or 0.945 points to 36.115.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 121 to 99 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.76% to 21.140.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.91% or 11.61 to $1290.91 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.89% or 0.44 to hit $49.12 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.47% or 0.25 to trade at $52.45 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.04% to 60.0158, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 70.3690.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.37.

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