Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.03%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Power , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ), which rose 4.19% or 46.90 points to trade at 1167.00 at the close. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) added 1.68% or 72.0 points to end at 4361.0 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 1.21% or 0.585 points to 48.835 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 6.25% or 49.4 points to trade at 740.6 in late trade. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) declined 3.72% or 0.2500 points to end at 6.4700 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 3.05% or 3.40 points to 108.10.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 136 to 66 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.58% to 29.290.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.19% or 2.30 to $1203.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.30% or 1.58 to hit $67.14 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.89% or 1.46 to trade at $75.81 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.69% to 69.4098, while EUR/RUB rose 1.54% to 80.6086.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 95.09.

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