Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.13%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which rose 7.29% or 0.0094 points to trade at 0.1380 at the close. Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) added 2.79% or 20.0 points to end at 736.0 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 2.52% or 20.00 points to 815.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ), which lost 3.54% or 6100 points to trade at 166200 in late trade. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) declined 3.36% or 2.82 points to end at 81.18 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 3.25% or 0.0195 points to 0.5802.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 112 to 111 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.32% to 34.510.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was down 0.02% or 0.25 to $1214.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 0.47% or 0.23 to hit $49.24 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 0.82% or 0.41 to trade at $50.13 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.01% to 67.0927, while EUR/RUB fell 0.19% to 74.835.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.07% at 95.49.

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