Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.01%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.01%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Power , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ), which rose 5.04% or 17.75 points to trade at 370.00 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 3.52% or 0.990 points to end at 29.090 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) was up 2.26% or 3.50 points to 158.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which lost 5.59% or 106.5 points to trade at 1800.0 in late trade. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) declined 3.82% or 80.50 points to end at 2025.00 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) shed 3.10% or 12.80 points to 400.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 113 to 89 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.75% to 29.110.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.71% or 9.50 to $1323.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 0.12% or 0.08 to hit $67.78 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.37% or 0.27 to trade at $73.59 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.30% to 62.4149, while EUR/RUB rose 0.84% to 76.0100.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 90.94.

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