Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.21%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Power , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which rose 2.74% or 4.30 points to trade at 161.00 at the close. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) added 2.50% or 2.390 points to end at 98.110 and Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) was up 1.56% or 54.0 points to 3515.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 3.90% or 26.4 points to trade at 650.2 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 2.25% or 0.0161 points to end at 0.7000 and FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) shed 2.23% or 0.0034 points to 0.1510.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 138 to 60 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.14% to 29.060.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.34% or 4.20 to $1232.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.67% or 0.45 to hit $67.27 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.49% or 0.37 to trade at $76.54 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.21% to 65.5359, while EUR/RUB fell 0.40% to 74.5202.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 96.41.

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