Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.06%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Unipro (MCX: UPRO ), which rose 3.88% or 0.0960 points to trade at 2.5690 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 2.14% or 0.1400 points to end at 6.6700 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) was up 2.10% or 7.60 points to 369.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which lost 5.82% or 105.0 points to trade at 1700.0 in late trade. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) declined 5.52% or 22.90 points to end at 392.00 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) shed 3.94% or 22.6 points to 551.6.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 155 to 65 and 12 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.64% to 25.320.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.01% or 12.65 to $1270.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 2.59% or 1.18 to hit $44.41 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.26% or 1.22 to trade at $52.88 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.76% to 68.3460, while EUR/RUB fell 0.35% to 77.9798.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 96.030.

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