Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.83%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.83%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Power , Telecoms and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which rose 2.09% or 12.60 points to trade at 614.50 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) added 1.83% or 0.630 points to end at 35.100 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 1.33% or 30.0 points to 2293.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 4.55% or 4.35 points to trade at 91.30 in late trade. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) declined 4.26% or 8.59 points to end at 193.20 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) shed 3.91% or 6.91 points to 169.74.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 161 to 54 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.89% to 26.070 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.02% or 0.20 to $1218.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.98% or 2.75 to hit $66.42 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 3.74% or 2.79 to trade at $71.86 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 2.46% to 65.0615, while EUR/RUB rose 2.40% to 75.4160.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 95.06.

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