Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.22%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 3.67% or 4.90 points to trade at 138.40 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) added 2.56% or 0.780 points to end at 31.250 and Surgut (MCX: SNGS ) was up 2.05% or 0.595 points to 29.550 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which lost 2.52% or 14.60 points to trade at 564.40 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 1.95% or 0.0745 points to end at 3.7500 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) shed 1.83% or 9.60 points to 514.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 130 to 84 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.05% to 19.500.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.15% or 2.00 to $1339.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.07% or 0.70 to hit $64.75 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.76% or 0.52 to trade at $68.06 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.50% to 56.8353, while EUR/RUB rose 0.17% to 70.5657.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 89.34.

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