Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.02%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Power , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 3.03% or 21.0 points to trade at 714.0 at the close. Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) added 1.72% or 17.20 points to end at 1014.70 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 1.69% or 0.770 points to 46.300 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 5.39% or 33.0 points to trade at 579.5 in late trade. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) declined 3.17% or 18.10 points to end at 552.00 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) shed 1.76% or 31.0 points to 1727.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 116 to 90 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.09% to 24.140.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1225.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.60% or 0.42 to hit $69.19 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $74.53 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.28% to 62.7741, while EUR/RUB fell 0.19% to 73.1500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 94.48.

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