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%

Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining 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 NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 2.58% or 12.0 points to trade at 477.0 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) added 1.17% or 0.435 points to end at 37.635 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 1.13% or 6.20 points to 553.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 4.61% or 193.0 points to trade at 3992.0 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 3.53% or 57.5 points to end at 1573.0 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) shed 3.36% or 5.96 points to 171.56.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 118 to 93 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.33% to 27.150.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.55% or 6.60 to $1198.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.62% or 0.45 to hit $71.83 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.22% or 0.18 to trade at $81.08 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.08% to 65.9322, while EUR/RUB fell 0.15% to 77.4425.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 93.85.

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