Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.42%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.42%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 3.65% or 177.0 points to trade at 5024.5 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 3.16% or 17.0 points to end at 555.0 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) was up 1.96% or 0.0530 points to 2.7550 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MTS (MCX: MTSS ), which lost 3.16% or 7.50 points to trade at 229.50 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 3.12% or 51.0 points to end at 1584.0 and ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) shed 2.93% or 2.900 points to 96.100.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 146 to 63 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.07% to 26.720.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.10% or 1.20 to $1251.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.22% or 1.17 to hit $51.44 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.57% or 0.97 to trade at $60.70 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.33% to 66.6182, while EUR/RUB fell 0.05% to 75.7068.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.63% at 97.088.

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