Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.42%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Power , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were PIK (MCX: PIKK ), which rose 3.03% or 9.20 points to trade at 313.00 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 2.60% or 19.5 points to end at 769.0 and Lenta Ltd (MCX: LNTADR ) was up 2.12% or 8 points to 386 in late trade.

Biggest losers included FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which lost 3.60% or 0.0066 points to trade at 0.1781 in late trade. Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) declined 3.35% or 32.40 points to end at 935.40 and MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) shed 2.58% or 0.0720 points to 2.7180.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 132 to 94 and 12 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.19% to 19.130.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.38% or 5.00 to $1336.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.37% or 0.87 to hit $64.44 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.20% or 0.83 to trade at $69.86 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.11% to 56.4425, while EUR/RUB rose 0.04% to 69.2975.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 90.04.

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