Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.16%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 3.68% or 14.50 points to trade at 408.00 at the close. Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ) added 3.43% or 26.0 points to end at 785.0 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) was up 2.35% or 0.0189 points to 0.8224 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ), which lost 2.46% or 4500 points to trade at 178500 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 2.42% or 0.300 points to end at 12.100 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) shed 1.90% or 5.60 points to 289.85.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 126 to 87 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 5.32% to 17.030.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.40% or 5.20 to $1296.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.13% or 0.08 to hit $59.56 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.23% or 0.15 to trade at $65.84 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.33% to 57.5500, while EUR/RUB rose 0.09% to 68.7475.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 92.31.

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