Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.44%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.44%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which rose 3.15% or 4.94 points to trade at 161.74 at the close. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) added 2.25% or 96.0 points to end at 4356.0 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 1.83% or 0.860 points to 47.810 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ), which lost 3.52% or 7.14 points to trade at 195.75 in late trade. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) declined 3.41% or 3.36 points to end at 95.14 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 3.21% or 2.95 points to 88.85.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 139 to 70 and 12 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.81% to 25.510.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 1.30% or 16.00 to $1210.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.96% or 0.58 to hit $60.09 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.96% or 0.68 to trade at $69.97 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.38% to 67.8287, while EUR/RUB rose 1.13% to 76.8365.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 96.71.

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