Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.49%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.49%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX declined 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which rose 4.02% or 0.0066 points to trade at 0.1720 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) added 2.94% or 0.0300 points to end at 1.0500 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 2.36% or 0.0850 points to 3.6850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ), which lost 4.95% or 34.50 points to trade at 662.50 in late trade. ANK Bashneft OAO Pref (MCX: BANE_p ) declined 2.67% or 38.0 points to end at 1385.0 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) shed 2.45% or 30.00 points to 1195.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 119 to 113 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 3.04% to 30.840 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.05 to $1225.35 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.26% or 0.98 to hit $42.43 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.17% or 0.97 to trade at $43.78 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.85% to 66.3200, while EUR/RUB fell 0.33% to 71.277.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.95% at 99.93.

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