Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.40%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which rose 2.43% or 2.18 points to trade at 91.90 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) added 1.85% or 1.76 points to end at 96.90 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 1.74% or 9.60 points to 562.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which lost 2.05% or 33.0 points to trade at 1577.5 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 1.97% or 0.0795 points to end at 3.9500 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) shed 1.85% or 35.50 points to 1886.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 109 to 97 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 7.50% to 29.110.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.15% or 1.80 to $1204.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.08% or 0.65 to hit $60.84 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.27% or 0.89 to trade at $71.07 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.49% to 67.7745, while EUR/RUB fell 1.21% to 76.2347.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.60% at 97.31.

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