Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.00%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 3.73% or 87.00 points to trade at 2420.00 at the close. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) added 3.66% or 22.0 points to end at 623.5 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) was up 1.77% or 6.00 points to 345.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which lost 7.65% or 0.0144 points to trade at 0.1746 in late trade. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) declined 2.44% or 0.610 points to end at 24.430 and Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) shed 2.41% or 5.49 points to 222.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 126 to 85 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.32% to 22.350.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.94% or 11.60 to $1228.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $67.08 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.45% or 0.32 to trade at $72.16 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.29% to 62.5050, while EUR/RUB fell 0.15% to 72.8723.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 94.72.

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