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 Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which rose 2.35% or 12.90 points to trade at 560.70 at the close. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) added 1.77% or 2600 points to end at 149250 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 1.64% or 0.0610 points to 3.7800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 3.95% or 20.6 points to trade at 501.2 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 3.66% or 57.5 points to end at 1512.0 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 3.02% or 2.55 points to 82.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 127 to 85 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.18% to 30.480 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.12% or 1.40 to $1201.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 2.56% or 1.73 to hit $69.27 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.89% or 1.46 to trade at $78.83 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.21% to 69.7098, while EUR/RUB fell 1.24% to 80.8180.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 95.18.

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