Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.05%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.05%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 7.42% or 10.50 points to trade at 151.95 at the close. Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) added 4.25% or 203.0 points to end at 4985.0 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) was up 3.23% or 22.90 points to 732.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which lost 2.64% or 11.00 points to trade at 405.00 in late trade. Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ) declined 2.14% or 3.06 points to end at 140.10 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) shed 2.12% or 7.00 points to 323.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 115 to 101 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.14% to 21.570.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.53% or 7.00 to $1310.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.05% or 0.65 to hit $60.99 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.25% or 0.81 to trade at $63.92 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.81% to 56.7870, while EUR/RUB rose 0.84% to 69.3400.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 90.59.

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