Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.45%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 3.85% or 88.00 points to trade at 2371.50 at the close. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) added 1.61% or 9.00 points to end at 569.00 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) was up 1.52% or 8.00 points to 533.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ), which lost 8.27% or 975.0 points to trade at 10810.0 in late trade. Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) declined 7.77% or 377.0 points to end at 4473.0 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) shed 5.37% or 2.200 points to 38.780.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 130 to 89 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.18% to 21.600.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.03% or 0.40 to $1354.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.62% or 0.38 to hit $61.72 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.01% or 0.65 to trade at $64.98 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.16% to 56.3095, while EUR/RUB fell 0.71% to 70.0225.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 88.88.

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