Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.24%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.24%

Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 5.06% or 22.0 points to trade at 457.2 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) added 4.99% or 68.5 points to end at 1442.0 and Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) was up 2.78% or 29.00 points to 1073.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ), which lost 3.22% or 37.20 points to trade at 1117.40 in late trade. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) declined 1.65% or 2.78 points to end at 165.91 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 1.25% or 1.30 points to 102.55.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 104 to 99 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.04% to 26.510.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.15% or 1.90 to $1229.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.54% or 1.83 to hit $70.09 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.66% or 1.35 to trade at $80.06 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.09% to 65.3675, while EUR/RUB fell 0.29% to 75.3975.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.08.

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