Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.54%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.54%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Power , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 3.47% or 12.6 points to trade at 375.6 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 2.03% or 11.8 points to end at 592.8 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) was up 1.59% or 9.80 points to 626.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ), which lost 2.24% or 4.24 points to trade at 184.93 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 2.22% or 11.6 points to end at 512.0 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 1.76% or 0.0088 points to 0.4910.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 145 to 78 and 10 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.36% to 26.790.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.35% or 4.40 to $1243.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.57% or 1.35 to hit $51.23 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 2.00% or 1.23 to trade at $60.22 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.77% to 66.7401, while EUR/RUB rose 0.17% to 75.3669.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 97.528.

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