Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.25%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.25%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which rose 2.19% or 12.10 points to trade at 564.10 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 1.52% or 0.0120 points to end at 0.7990 and Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) was up 1.43% or 65.0 points to 4615.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ), which lost 2.60% or 12.20 points to trade at 457.80 in late trade. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) declined 2.18% or 3750 points to end at 168050 and Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) shed 1.81% or 12.20 points to 660.45.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 126 to 94 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.97% to 24.480.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.53% or 6.70 to $1262.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 3.60% or 2.45 to hit $70.53 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 2.31% or 1.72 to trade at $76.27 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.50% to 63.0989, while EUR/RUB rose 0.22% to 73.6100.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 94.23.

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