Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.52%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were VTB (MCX: VTBR ), which rose 3.21% or 0.0017 points to trade at 0.0547 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) added 1.74% or 2.60 points to end at 152.00 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) was up 1.59% or 38.00 points to 2427.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 2.99% or 1.130 points to trade at 36.600 in late trade. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) declined 2.86% or 0.2300 points to end at 7.8200 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) shed 2.51% or 4600 points to 178600.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 124 to 75 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.95% to 22.040.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.65% or 8.70 to $1326.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 2.59% or 1.62 to hit $60.98 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 2.33% or 1.53 to trade at $64.26 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.45% to 56.9205, while EUR/RUB rose 0.44% to 70.6149.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 89.65.

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