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 Oil & Gas , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ), which rose 2.39% or 13.00 points to trade at 556.00 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 1.69% or 0.1100 points to end at 6.6350 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) was up 1.33% or 9 points to 685 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which lost 2.09% or 2.10 points to trade at 98.50 in late trade. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) declined 1.93% or 11.50 points to end at 585.00 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) shed 1.92% or 7.80 points to 399.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 113 to 91 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 7.77% to 26.470.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.02% or 0.20 to $1226.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.65% or 0.40 to hit $61.27 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.75% or 0.54 to trade at $71.53 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.27% to 66.4993, while EUR/RUB rose 0.10% to 75.9560.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.06.

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