Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.08%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ), which rose 4.60% or 5.29 points to trade at 120.29 at the close. Megion (MCX: MFGS ) added 4.00% or 20.0 points to end at 520.0 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) was up 3.31% or 0.930 points to 29.050 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which lost 3.27% or 52.00 points to trade at 1536.00 in late trade. ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) declined 3.16% or 37.5 points to end at 1148.0 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) shed 3.00% or 10.00 points to 323.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 116 to 98 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.67% to 22.400.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.24% or 2.98 to $1242.82 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.22% or 0.55 to hit $45.48 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.11% or 0.53 to trade at $48.16 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.46% to 59.1426, while EUR/RUB rose 0.29% to 67.6575.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 95.49.

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