Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.60%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.60% – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 1.82% or 42.00 points to trade at 2345.00 at the close. Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) added 1.72% or 0.0490 points to end at 2.9000 and MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) was up 0.88% or 99.0 points to 11359.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ), which lost 5.42% or 5.750 points to trade at 100.250 in late trade. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) declined 3.82% or 2.85 points to end at 71.80 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) shed 3.74% or 6450 points to 166050.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 98 to 95 and 27 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 7.96% to 20.230.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.24% or 3.00 to $1247.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.94% or 0.66 to hit $69.72 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.15 to trade at $73.55 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.31% to 62.1643, while EUR/RUB fell 0.17% to 72.6550.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 94.48.

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