Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.51%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.51%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which rose 4.74% or 4.99 points to trade at 110.29 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) added 1.37% or 2.50 points to end at 184.40 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 1.10% or 26.0 points to 2391.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ), which lost 5.01% or 9400 points to trade at 178100 in late trade. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) declined 3.27% or 3.56 points to end at 105.34 and FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) shed 3.26% or 0.0062 points to 0.1839.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 143 to 74 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.21% to 23.660.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.59% or 7.27 to $1237.27 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.08% or 0.04 to hit $48.81 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $51.82 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.18% to 56.4555, while EUR/RUB rose 1.08% to 62.526.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.69% at 98.13.

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