Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.05%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.05% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which rose 2.25% or 37.0 points to trade at 1682.0 at the close. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) added 2.22% or 9.00 points to end at 414.00 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) was up 1.79% or 0.0500 points to 2.8500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which lost 8.14% or 13.62 points to trade at 153.68 in late trade. SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) declined 4.67% or 4.90 points to end at 100.05 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 3.49% or 1.620 points to 44.855.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 149 to 61 and 22 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.46% to 22.300.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.20% or 2.50 to $1277.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.81% or 1.19 to hit $64.50 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.77% or 0.58 to trade at $74.76 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.53% to 63.7929, while EUR/RUB rose 0.02% to 73.7930.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 94.75.

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