Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.69%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.69%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which rose 2.49% or 15.50 points to trade at 639.00 at the close. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) added 2.46% or 8.60 points to end at 358.60 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 1.89% or 43.0 points to 2314.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 3.91% or 3.45 points to trade at 84.85 in late trade. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) declined 3.35% or 21.4 points to end at 617.6 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) shed 2.74% or 59.00 points to 2091.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 133 to 77 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.23% to 31.220 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.34% or 16.10 to $1184.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.39% or 2.27 to hit $64.77 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.44% or 1.77 to trade at $70.69 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.76% to 67.5049, while EUR/RUB rose 1.67% to 76.5307.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.62.

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