Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.65%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.65%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.65% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 4.53% or 17.70 points to trade at 408.00 at the close. Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) added 1.74% or 1.50 points to end at 87.85 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 0.95% or 0.0350 points to 3.7200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ), which lost 4.32% or 3.77 points to trade at 83.50 in late trade. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) declined 3.58% or 3.510 points to end at 94.600 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 3.57% or 0.0250 points to 0.6750.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 149 to 58 and 22 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.13% to 30.740.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.90% or 11.10 to $1240.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.24% or 0.16 to hit $67.49 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.55% or 0.42 to trade at $77.31 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.30% to 65.7925, while EUR/RUB rose 0.70% to 75.0700.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 96.11.

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