Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.34%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 3.72% or 26.0 points to trade at 724.0 at the close. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) added 2.27% or 3.58 points to end at 161.00 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 1.88% or 0.0810 points to 4.3800 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which lost 2.71% or 14.20 points to trade at 509.10 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 2.18% or 0.205 points to end at 9.185 and Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ) shed 2.18% or 97.0 points to 4355.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 106 to 98 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.96% to 22.070.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.30% or 3.80 to $1255.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.18% or 0.13 to hit $73.98 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.87% or 0.68 to trade at $78.75 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.95% to 61.9043, while EUR/RUB fell 1.08% to 72.6561.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 93.95.

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