Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.36%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.36%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ), which rose 1.13% or 1.03 points to trade at 92.53 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 0.92% or 0.0066 points to end at 0.7219 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 0.81% or 5.00 points to 624.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which lost 3.25% or 75.00 points to trade at 2235.00 in late trade. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) declined 3.09% or 5.30 points to end at 166.00 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) shed 3.01% or 1.95 points to 62.80.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 121 to 77 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.79% to 26.830.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.29% or 3.60 to $1231.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.52% or 0.36 to hit $69.39 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.35% or 0.28 to trade at $79.77 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.37% to 65.7370, while EUR/RUB rose 0.20% to 75.4375.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 95.56.

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