Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.45%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ), which rose 4.60% or 19.80 points to trade at 450.00 at the close. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) added 2.93% or 0.1100 points to end at 3.8600 and PIK (MCX: PIKK ) was up 2.02% or 6.20 points to 313.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 6.58% or 41.5 points to trade at 589.5 in late trade. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) declined 6.17% or 12.64 points to end at 192.06 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) shed 5.91% or 35.10 points to 558.90.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 135 to 72 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.98% to 36.750.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.27% or 3.70 to $1351.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.19% or 0.80 to hit $66.59 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.10% or 0.80 to trade at $71.78 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.19% to 62.1293, while EUR/RUB rose 0.52% to 76.8950.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 89.18.

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