Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.40%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.40%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 4.06% or 0.485 points to trade at 12.425 at the close. MosEnrg (MCX: MSNG ) added 2.97% or 0.0690 points to end at 2.3915 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.48% or 7.10 points to 293.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which lost 4.01% or 30.50 points to trade at 731.00 in late trade. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) declined 3.41% or 0.2400 points to end at 6.7950 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 2.66% or 4.00 points to 146.35.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 110 to 107 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.34% to 23.670.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.43% or 5.50 to $1262.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.94% or 0.47 to hit $49.33 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.31% or 0.69 to trade at $51.95 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.19% to 56.5950, while EUR/RUB rose 0.69% to 63.384.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 97.31.

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