Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.12%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 3.49% or 3.84 points to trade at 113.74 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) added 1.71% or 0.640 points to end at 38.120 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) was up 1.48% or 23.5 points to 1606.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 7.42% or 48.2 points to trade at 601.4 in late trade. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) declined 3.75% or 28.30 points to end at 726.70 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) shed 3.27% or 17.00 points to 503.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 139 to 82 and 11 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.81% to 27.530.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.32% or 3.90 to $1224.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 6.28% or 3.43 to hit $51.20 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 5.97% or 3.74 to trade at $58.86 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.05% to 66.3110, while EUR/RUB rose 0.44% to 75.1800.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 96.817.

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