Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.41%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which rose 3.23% or 0.2050 points to trade at 6.5600 at the close. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) added 2.29% or 11.40 points to end at 509.00 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) was up 1.94% or 20.90 points to 1100.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 2.95% or 17.6 points to trade at 579.4 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 2.78% or 0.0194 points to end at 0.6774 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) shed 2.52% or 10.40 points to 402.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 117 to 78 and 30 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.99% to 25.990.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.75% or 9.00 to $1197.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.13% or 0.09 to hit $69.89 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.05% or 0.04 to trade at $78.19 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.10% to 68.0500, while EUR/RUB fell 0.48% to 78.7613.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 95.44.

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