Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.13%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 4.80% or 0.425 points to trade at 9.285 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 4.76% or 34.0 points to end at 748.0 and Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) was up 2.30% or 0.770 points to 34.270 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which lost 6.09% or 145.50 points to trade at 2242.50 in late trade. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) declined 3.21% or 12.60 points to end at 379.50 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) shed 2.03% or 0.0570 points to 2.7540.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 105 to 96 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.21% to 23.880.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.11% or 1.40 to $1221.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.99% or 1.37 to hit $70.06 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.10% or 0.82 to trade at $75.58 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.92% to 62.2175, while EUR/RUB fell 0.39% to 72.8850.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 94.09.

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