Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.15%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 5.88% or 228.0 points to trade at 4108.0 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 2.43% or 13.5 points to end at 569.5 and VTB (MCX: VTBR ) was up 1.01% or 0.0005 points to 0.0478 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which lost 3.32% or 1.450 points to trade at 42.230 in late trade. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) declined 3.32% or 5.11 points to end at 148.59 and Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) shed 2.40% or 16.15 points to 658.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 103 to 103 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 4.53% to 24.480.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.38% or 4.80 to $1251.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.91% or 0.66 to hit $73.42 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.19% or 0.15 to trade at $77.31 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.35% to 62.9875, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 72.9175.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 94.92.

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