Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.74%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.74%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.74%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 4.83% or 19.30 points to trade at 419.00 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) added 4.47% or 4.20 points to end at 98.25 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) was up 4.24% or 3.53 points to 86.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 3.59% or 23.0 points to trade at 617.0 in late trade. NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) declined 3.37% or 36.00 points to end at 1031.50 and Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) shed 2.40% or 101.0 points to 4099.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 102 to 93 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.63% to 30.320.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.61% or 7.50 to $1225.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 1.10% or 0.74 to hit $66.30 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.63% or 1.26 to trade at $76.08 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.37% to 65.6034, while EUR/RUB fell 0.52% to 74.5600.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 96.62.

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