Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.07%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX declined 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ), which rose 2.44% or 6.70 points to trade at 281.10 at the close. MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) added 2.32% or 0.0540 points to end at 2.3770 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) was up 2.27% or 4350 points to 195750 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ), which lost 2.37% or 30.5 points to trade at 1258.5 in late trade. Rosneft (MCX: ROSN ) declined 2.23% or 8.75 points to end at 382.85 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 1.61% or 0.0182 points to 1.1098.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 122 to 91 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 5.67% to 21.790.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 0.34% or 3.85 to $1134.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.13% or 0.07 to hit $53.02 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.33% or 0.18 to trade at $55.23 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.18% to 61.0500, while EUR/RUB rose 0.27% to 63.817.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.07% at 103.00.

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