Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.16%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Power , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 1.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 5.38% or 37.8 points to trade at 740.0 at the close. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) added 1.69% or 9.60 points to end at 578.80 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 1.30% or 34.0 points to 2657.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ), which lost 4.51% or 8.95 points to trade at 189.35 in late trade. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) declined 3.28% or 5.47 points to end at 161.33 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 3.11% or 0.0249 points to 0.7770.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 152 to 54 and 24 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.91% to 28.290.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.07% or 0.80 to $1202.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.17% or 1.66 to hit $74.75 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.45% or 1.25 to trade at $85.04 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.67% to 66.9714, while EUR/RUB rose 1.78% to 77.0170.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 95.47.

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