Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.33%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 2.91% or 60.50 points to trade at 2137.00 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) added 1.87% or 0.570 points to end at 31.050 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) was up 1.52% or 1.71 points to 114.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included VTB (MCX: VTBR ), which lost 4.99% or 0.0025 points to trade at 0.0474 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 3.32% or 60.0 points to end at 1748.0 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) shed 2.87% or 20 points to 694.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 110 to 102 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.92% to 23.690.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.32% or 4.10 to $1296.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.84% or 0.56 to hit $66.48 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.01% or 0.78 to trade at $76.78 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.45% to 62.1230, while EUR/RUB fell 0.62% to 72.5250.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.09.

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