Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.35%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which rose 1.49% or 27.5 points to trade at 1871.5 at the close. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) added 0.94% or 0.80 points to end at 85.60 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) was up 0.46% or 1.50 points to 326.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 3.31% or 23.0 points to trade at 671.0 in late trade. Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) declined 3.24% or 1.070 points to end at 31.980 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 2.91% or 0.0240 points to 0.8000.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 136 to 69 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.71% to 21.040.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.05% or 0.60 to $1291.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.73% or 0.53 to hit $71.67 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.45% or 0.36 to trade at $79.21 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.27% to 61.3793, while EUR/RUB fell 0.37% to 71.8033.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 93.94.

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