Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 2.12%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 2.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 2.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which rose 4.99% or 26.60 points to trade at 560.00 at the close. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) added 2.73% or 112.0 points to end at 4222.0 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) was up 1.81% or 10.50 points to 590.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which lost 5.52% or 45.50 points to trade at 778.30 in late trade. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) declined 5.24% or 9.24 points to end at 167.10 and NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) shed 3.81% or 0.2500 points to 6.3050.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 169 to 50 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 6.71% to 28.660.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 2.41% or 28.80 to $1222.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.20% or 1.61 to hit $71.56 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 2.32% or 1.93 to trade at $81.16 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.24% to 66.0654, while EUR/RUB fell 0.74% to 76.4898.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 94.87.

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