Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.12%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which rose 3.14% or 30.5 points to trade at 1001.5 at the close. MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) added 2.42% or 0.0595 points to end at 2.5145 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) was up 2.01% or 26.00 points to 1317.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ), which lost 2.38% or 0.1010 points to trade at 4.1500 in late trade. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) declined 2.17% or 3.18 points to end at 143.13 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) shed 1.89% or 2.50 points to 130.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 136 to 72 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.23% to 25.020.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was up 0.83% or 9.75 to $1183.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.13% or 1.69 to hit $52.30 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 3.08% or 1.76 to trade at $55.34 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.56% to 59.9407, while EUR/RUB rose 0.80% to 63.332.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.22% at 101.95.

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