Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.42%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Power , Manufacturing and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 3.25% or 8.50 points to trade at 270.30 at the close. Bashneft ANK ao (MCX: BANE ) added 2.98% or 84.0 points to end at 2900.0 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 2.27% or 0.425 points to 19.125 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which lost 8.84% or 63.5 points to trade at 654.5 in late trade. FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) declined 7.38% or 0.0070 points to end at 0.0878 and Niznekamskneftekhim ao (MCX: NKNC ) shed 3.54% or 1.900 points to 51.800.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 114 to 104 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.18% to 36.790.

In commodities trading, Gold for June delivery was up 0.83% or 10.20 to $1236.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 2.72% or 1.13 to hit $40.37 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 2.17% or 0.95 to trade at $42.89 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.41% to 66.4096, while EUR/RUB rose 0.81% to 75.071.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.43% at 94.53.

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