Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.48%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which rose 1.64% or 79.0 points to trade at 4882.0 at the close. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) added 1.30% or 1.05 points to end at 82.10 and Rostelecom (MCX: RTKM ) was up 1.27% or 0.85 points to 67.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which lost 3.23% or 14.00 points to trade at 420.00 in late trade. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) declined 2.98% or 0.0260 points to end at 0.8470 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) shed 2.92% or 23.0 points to 765.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 114 to 101 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.77% to 22.250.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.18% or 15.70 to $1317.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.60% or 1.02 to hit $62.89 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.25% or 0.84 to trade at $66.45 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.83% to 56.1748, while EUR/RUB rose 0.23% to 68.7322.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.61% at 90.32.

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