Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.91%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.91%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.91%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which rose 11.96% or 0.0851 points to trade at 0.7966 at the close. FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) added 2.38% or 0.0039 points to end at 0.1657 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 1.78% or 0.0720 points to 4.1095 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ), which lost 2.34% or 117.5 points to trade at 4898.5 in late trade. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) declined 2.33% or 19.40 points to end at 813.80 and Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) shed 2.30% or 4.70 points to 199.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 116 to 93 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.57% to 26.320.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.49% or 17.80 to $1209.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.09% or 0.07 to hit $75.23 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.06% or 0.05 to trade at $85.03 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.48% to 65.2970, while EUR/RUB rose 0.38% to 75.4900.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 95.03.

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