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 Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ), which rose 12.99% or 83.0 points to trade at 722.0 at the close. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) added 3.93% or 15.30 points to end at 405.00 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) was up 1.99% or 6.20 points to 317.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lenta Ltd (MCX: LNTADR ), which lost 4.27% or 14 points to trade at 314 in late trade. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 3.51% or 171.0 points to end at 4697.0 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 3.45% or 4.22 points to 118.10.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 132 to 86 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.07% to 18.450.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.85% or 10.90 to $1266.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $57.49 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.35% or 0.22 to trade at $62.67 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.11% to 58.7345, while EUR/RUB fell 0.37% to 69.4282.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 93.31.

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