Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.77%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.77%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Power , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.77%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 2.50% or 0.225 points to trade at 9.225 at the close. MMK (MCX: MAGN ) added 1.83% or 0.780 points to end at 43.350 and Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) was up 1.32% or 10.0 points to 769.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ), which lost 5.62% or 0.0448 points to trade at 0.7518 in late trade. Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) declined 4.07% or 25 points to end at 589 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) shed 3.65% or 15.00 points to 396.10.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 134 to 85 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.52% to 15.570 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.12% or 1.50 to $1264.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.47% or 0.27 to hit $57.49 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.30% or 0.19 to trade at $63.60 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.24% to 58.8050, while EUR/RUB rose 0.60% to 69.5075.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.19.

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