Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.32%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 2.61% or 16.0 points to trade at 628.0 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 2.21% or 11.5 points to end at 532.5 and Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) was up 1.32% or 0.450 points to 34.550 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which lost 3.35% or 149.0 points to trade at 4293.0 in late trade. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) declined 2.62% or 14.0 points to end at 519.5 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 1.94% or 2.25 points to 113.75.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 93 to 65 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.98% to 24.230.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.43% or 5.30 to $1214.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.46% or 0.32 to hit $68.64 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.26 to trade at $73.19 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.11% to 63.4504, while EUR/RUB rose 0.01% to 73.4215.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 95.12.

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