Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.67%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.67%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.67% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were PIK (MCX: PIKK ), which rose 5.19% or 15.20 points to trade at 308.20 at the close. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) added 3.55% or 2.88 points to end at 83.98 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 2.42% or 0.290 points to 12.295 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which lost 8.49% or 0.6550 points to trade at 7.0600 in late trade. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) declined 6.02% or 10250 points to end at 160100 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 4.62% or 0.0385 points to 0.7950.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 117 to 83 and 31 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 2.82% to 22.720.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.76% or 9.49 to $1265.89 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July rose 1.27% or 0.62 to hit $49.52 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 0.89% or 0.46 to trade at $51.92 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.61% to 56.6219, while EUR/RUB fell 0.03% to 63.440.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 97.40.

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