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 Tuesday, as losses in the Manufacturing , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which rose 2.46% or 17.00 points to trade at 708.50 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 2.24% or 0.0186 points to end at 0.8501 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) was up 1.26% or 7.00 points to 561.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included PIK (MCX: PIKK ), which lost 4.35% or 12.80 points to trade at 281.20 in late trade. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) declined 2.35% or 0.0900 points to end at 3.7450 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) shed 2.19% or 5.90 points to 263.90.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 120 to 87 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.38% to 21.220.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.33% or 4.08 to $1250.22 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 3.32% or 1.54 to hit $47.88 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 3.07% or 1.49 to trade at $50.09 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.06% to 59.9707, while EUR/RUB rose 0.17% to 70.0830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 93.84.

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