Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.06%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 4.00% or 89.00 points to trade at 2315.00 at the close. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) added 2.33% or 15.0 points to end at 660.0 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 1.89% or 43.0 points to 2320.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MTS (MCX: MTSS ), which lost 3.84% or 11.05 points to trade at 276.95 in late trade. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) declined 2.23% or 2.400 points to end at 105.300 and NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) shed 1.59% or 0.1050 points to 6.4950.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 100 to 89 and 31 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.44% to 22.180.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.27% or 3.40 to $1255.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.14% or 0.83 to hit $73.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.26% or 0.20 to trade at $77.19 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.18% to 62.9993, while EUR/RUB rose 0.20% to 73.9375.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 93.80.

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