Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.02%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ), which rose 5.56% or 0.0495 points to trade at 0.9400 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) added 2.97% or 52.5 points to end at 1822.5 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 2.96% or 2.41 points to 83.81 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ), which lost 2.49% or 2.550 points to trade at 100.000 in late trade. Rostelecom (MCX: RTKM ) declined 1.86% or 1.37 points to end at 72.13 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) shed 1.77% or 0.560 points to 31.100.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 113 to 97 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.08% to 22.050.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.16% or 2.05 to $1280.55 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 3.05% or 1.65 to hit $52.39 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.81% or 1.76 to trade at $60.98 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.06% to 66.4287, while EUR/RUB rose 0.01% to 75.4517.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 95.977.

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