Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.86%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.86%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX lost 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which rose 8.59% or 0.0563 points to trade at 0.7119 at the close. MMK (MCX: MAGN ) added 4.56% or 1.080 points to end at 24.780 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 4.00% or 36.50 points to 949.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which lost 3.55% or 30.5 points to trade at 828.5 in late trade. Rosneft (MCX: ROSN ) declined 2.70% or 8.90 points to end at 320.50 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) shed 2.60% or 69.0 points to 2580.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 116 to 93 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.65% to 34.660.

In commodities trading, Gold for August delivery was up 0.65% or 8.85 to $1367.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 1.05% or 0.49 to hit $47.09 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.79% or 0.38 to trade at $48.34 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.03% to 64.3098, while EUR/RUB fell 0.01% to 71.319.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.06% at 96.21.

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