Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.93%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.93%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.93%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 3.01% or 23.0 points to trade at 788.0 at the close. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) added 2.54% or 14.00 points to end at 564.40 and Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) was up 2.26% or 2.00 points to 90.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ), which lost 3.98% or 16.70 points to trade at 402.80 in late trade. NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) declined 3.40% or 25.00 points to end at 710.00 and MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) shed 3.39% or 391.0 points to 11159.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 118 to 78 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.05% to 22.440.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.22% or 2.90 to $1321.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.00% or 0.63 to hit $62.38 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.31% or 0.87 to trade at $65.65 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.08% to 56.2324, while EUR/RUB fell 0.21% to 68.7150.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 90.44.

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