Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.59%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.59%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 4.97% or 215.0 points to trade at 4545.0 at the close. Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ) added 1.26% or 49.0 points to end at 3927.0 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 1.24% or 28.0 points to 2294.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which lost 4.19% or 99.00 points to trade at 2265.00 in late trade. Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) declined 3.15% or 150.0 points to end at 4605.0 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) shed 3.12% or 4.57 points to 142.06.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 137 to 79 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 4.00% to 21.140.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.16% or 15.60 to $1326.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.75% or 1.14 to hit $64.11 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.48% or 1.03 to trade at $68.43 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.52% to 57.8147, while EUR/RUB rose 0.04% to 71.3552.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 89.45.

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