Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.55%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – 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 1.55% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 4.98% or 27.4 points to trade at 577.8 at the close. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) added 2.63% or 11.0 points to end at 429.6 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) was up 2.05% or 14.4 points to 717.4 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ), which lost 3.63% or 1.355 points to trade at 35.945 in late trade. Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ) declined 3.48% or 5.62 points to end at 155.70 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 3.25% or 3.10 points to 92.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 139 to 68 and 22 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.55% to 29.440.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.10% or 1.20 to $1224.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $69.11 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 0.18% or 0.14 to trade at $79.64 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.40% to 65.2283, while EUR/RUB fell 0.87% to 74.7892.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.75.

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