Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.27%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 3.48% or 18.2 points to trade at 541.4 at the close. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) added 3.36% or 2.40 points to end at 73.75 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) was up 2.89% or 3.10 points to 110.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 3.75% or 22.0 points to trade at 565.0 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 2.31% or 36.5 points to end at 1540.5 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 2.02% or 0.940 points to 45.500.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 110 to 88 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.15% to 26.670.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.12% or 1.40 to $1186.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.54% or 0.35 to hit $65.36 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.61% or 0.43 to trade at $71.19 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.72% to 66.8132, while EUR/RUB fell 0.45% to 76.0054.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 96.47.

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