Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.38%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.38%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX declined 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 5.29% or 9.60 points to trade at 191.00 at the close. FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) added 2.49% or 0.0038 points to end at 0.1587 and Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) was up 2.23% or 17.5 points to 802.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which lost 4.68% or 3.53 points to trade at 71.95 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 4.14% or 0.540 points to end at 12.490 and Uralkaliy (MCX: URKA ) shed 2.40% or 3.00 points to 122.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 121 to 94 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.06% to 27.160.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.21% or 2.56 to $1246.06 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.97% or 0.42 to hit $43.09 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.17% or 0.54 to trade at $45.48 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.59% to 59.9711, while EUR/RUB fell 0.18% to 66.2930.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.38.

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