Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.76%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.76% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 3.43% or 24.0 points to trade at 724.0 at the close. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) added 2.49% or 11.70 points to end at 481.10 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) was up 2.04% or 2.23 points to 111.43 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 9.24% or 2.540 points to trade at 24.960 in late trade. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) declined 1.98% or 12.95 points to end at 642.05 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) shed 1.72% or 0.0705 points to 4.0295.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 125 to 80 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 26.43% to 18.560.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.45% or 5.90 to $1307.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $66.64 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.89% or 0.68 to trade at $76.06 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.43% to 62.2387, while EUR/RUB fell 1.83% to 72.3346.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 1.08% at 94.57.

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