Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.58%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.58%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ), which rose 4.69% or 30 points to trade at 670 at the close. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) added 4.21% or 24.00 points to end at 594.00 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 2.70% or 65.0 points to 2470.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 9.70% or 62.0 points to trade at 577.5 in late trade. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) declined 7.21% or 49.0 points to end at 631.0 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) shed 4.41% or 0.970 points to 21.010.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 112 to 90 and 28 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.52% to 38.060.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.55% or 7.40 to $1349.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.64% or 0.43 to hit $67.50 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.94% or 0.68 to trade at $72.70 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.06% to 61.9635, while EUR/RUB fell 0.02% to 76.3933.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 89.48.

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