Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.28%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.28%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Manufacturing and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX declined 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ), which rose 4.40% or 0.1580 points to trade at 3.7500 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 4.16% or 1.140 points to end at 28.540 and Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) was up 4.14% or 40.10 points to 1007.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ), which lost 2.38% or 0.0230 points to trade at 0.9450 in late trade. Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) declined 2.27% or 18 points to end at 775 and ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) shed 1.66% or 23.0 points to 1365.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 118 to 107 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.23% to 24.060.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was down 0.51% or 6.05 to $1170.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.80% or 0.93 to hit $50.86 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.71% or 0.94 to trade at $54.00 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.01% to 63.8167, while EUR/RUB fell 0.55% to 68.322.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.42% at 100.58.

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