Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.56%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.56%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ), which rose 3.09% or 2.800 points to trade at 93.400 at the close. Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ) added 2.84% or 24.0 points to end at 869.0 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) was up 2.82% or 20 points to 728 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MTS (MCX: MTSS ), which lost 5.68% or 13.50 points to trade at 224.05 in late trade. GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) declined 4.91% or 0.0405 points to end at 0.7840 and Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ) shed 4.32% or 129.0 points to 2856.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 106 to 104 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.35% to 22.850.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 1.01% or 12.40 to $1210.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.50% or 1.14 to hit $44.38 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.49% or 1.20 to trade at $46.91 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.45% to 60.4248, while EUR/RUB rose 0.83% to 68.9510.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 95.80.

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