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%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 3.53% or 3.48 points to trade at 102.20 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 1.93% or 11.6 points to end at 612.0 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) was up 1.42% or 6.0 points to 430.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MTS (MCX: MTSS ), which lost 4.99% or 13.30 points to trade at 253.00 in late trade. VTB (MCX: VTBR ) declined 3.48% or 0.0014 points to end at 0.0374 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) shed 2.89% or 45.0 points to 1513.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 170 to 50 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.10% to 27.670.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.10% or 1.20 to $1224.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 5.45% or 3.12 to hit $54.08 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 5.23% or 3.49 to trade at $63.30 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.68% to 65.9882, while EUR/RUB rose 0.13% to 75.1875.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.50.

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