Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.57%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Power , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ), which rose 1.19% or 2.00 points to trade at 170.50 at the close. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) added 0.73% or 1.17 points to end at 162.50 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) was up 0.38% or 2.20 points to 581.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 3.52% or 1.020 points to trade at 27.990 in late trade. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) declined 3.49% or 25.8 points to end at 714.2 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) shed 3.30% or 0.290 points to 8.505.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 133 to 79 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.39% to 28.410.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.27% or 3.20 to $1204.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.44% or 0.33 to hit $74.66 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.15% or 0.13 to trade at $84.71 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.46% to 66.7075, while EUR/RUB fell 0.49% to 76.7725.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 95.39.

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