Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.90%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.90%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 5.25% or 20.90 points to trade at 418.70 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 3.07% or 18.0 points to end at 603.5 and Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) was up 2.20% or 0.655 points to 30.470 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 3.58% or 187.0 points to trade at 5032.0 in late trade. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) declined 2.83% or 4.26 points to end at 146.14 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) shed 2.64% or 65.0 points to 2400.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 133 to 73 and 27 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.24% to 18.220.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 1.04% or 14.00 to $1333.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.55% or 1.02 to hit $64.78 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 2.14% or 1.49 to trade at $68.16 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.86% to 56.3973, while EUR/RUB rose 0.34% to 70.2248.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.66% at 89.06.

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