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%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 4.66% or 24.6 points to trade at 552.2 at the close. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) added 3.95% or 15.90 points to end at 418.20 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 3.21% or 0.1275 points to 4.0950 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which lost 5.82% or 3.40 points to trade at 55.05 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 5.56% or 0.0430 points to end at 0.7300 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 3.87% or 0.0203 points to 0.5046.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 122 to 87 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.34% to 27.100.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.37% or 4.50 to $1225.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.26% or 0.65 to hit $50.80 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.39% or 0.83 to trade at $59.08 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.32% to 67.0865, while EUR/RUB rose 0.71% to 75.9527.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 97.085.

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