Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.19%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Niznekamskneftekhim ao (MCX: NKNC ), which rose 7.95% or 5.300 points to trade at 72.000 at the close. Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) added 2.23% or 4.10 points to end at 188.20 and ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) was up 1.97% or 1.820 points to 94.300 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ), which lost 5.84% or 97.5 points to trade at 1572.5 in late trade. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) declined 3.23% or 22.00 points to end at 660.00 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 2.65% or 3.23 points to 118.77.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 119 to 102 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.73% to 25.590.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was down 0.12% or 1.55 to $1251.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 1.61% or 0.81 to hit $49.63 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.83% or 0.96 to trade at $51.55 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.34% to 62.2970, while EUR/RUB rose 0.35% to 69.496.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.19% at 96.84.

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