Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 3.57%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 3.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 3.57% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which rose 12.45% or 54.45 points to trade at 491.95 at the close. Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) added 10.95% or 35.50 points to end at 359.60 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) was up 6.79% or 10.90 points to 171.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ), which lost 5.07% or 37.5 points to trade at 701.5 in late trade. DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ) declined 3.53% or 11.70 points to end at 319.50 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 2.43% or 3.95 points to 158.45.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 142 to 82 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 0.96% to 17.490 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.43% or 5.51 to $1276.09 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.37% or 0.21 to hit $57.14 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.81% or 0.52 to trade at $63.75 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.48% to 59.3616, while EUR/RUB rose 0.21% to 68.7398.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 94.85.

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