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 Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which rose 8.37% or 0.0139 points to trade at 0.1800 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 7.15% or 0.0597 points to end at 0.8944 and ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) was up 2.15% or 1.750 points to 83.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included PIK (MCX: PIKK ), which lost 3.67% or 11.30 points to trade at 296.50 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 2.04% or 12.3 points to end at 590.0 and Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) shed 2.00% or 2.00 points to 98.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 109 to 105 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.23% to 17.740.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.57% or 7.60 to $1334.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.02% or 0.65 to hit $63.30 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.01% or 0.70 to trade at $68.61 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.27% to 56.6694, while EUR/RUB rose 0.34% to 69.3639.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 90.32.

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