Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.29%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.29%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 3.12% or 39.00 points to trade at 1291.00 at the close. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) added 2.93% or 0.1210 points to end at 4.2510 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) was up 2.09% or 0.0191 points to 0.9345 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which lost 3.33% or 3.86 points to trade at 112.14 in late trade. Akron (MCX: AKRN ) declined 2.86% or 100.0 points to end at 3395.0 and MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) shed 1.80% or 0.0450 points to 2.4550.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 102 to 97 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.88% to 23.910.

In commodities trading, Gold for February delivery was down 0.62% or 7.35 to $1173.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.71% or 0.38 to hit $54.14 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.60% or 0.34 to trade at $57.23 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.17% to 59.5473, while EUR/RUB fell 0.08% to 62.861.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.56% at 101.96.

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