Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.11%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.11%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which rose 2.51% or 0.0039 points to trade at 0.1579 at the close. Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ) added 1.81% or 93.5 points to end at 5267.0 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) was up 1.68% or 1.70 points to 102.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 3.67% or 20.0 points to trade at 524.8 in late trade. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 3.01% or 151.0 points to end at 4873.5 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) shed 2.72% or 0.770 points to 27.530.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 122 to 87 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.04% to 27.180.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.10% or 1.20 to $1248.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 2.31% or 1.18 to hit $52.18 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.77 to trade at $60.74 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.26% to 66.4817, while EUR/RUB fell 0.56% to 75.2525.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 97.440.

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