Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.28%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Power , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 4.10% or 15.4 points to trade at 391.0 at the close. Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) added 2.32% or 21.70 points to end at 957.90 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) was up 1.51% or 0.400 points to 26.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unipro (MCX: UPRO ), which lost 5.54% or 0.1500 points to trade at 2.5600 in late trade. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) declined 5.06% or 30.0 points to end at 562.8 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 4.64% or 2.170 points to 44.555.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 114 to 91 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.47% to 25.250.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.43% or 5.30 to $1246.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.10% or 1.08 to hit $50.39 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.09% or 0.66 to trade at $59.62 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.10% to 66.6790, while EUR/RUB rose 0.20% to 75.6225.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.632.

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