Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.15%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.15%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 6.06% or 5.90 points to trade at 103.30 at the close. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) added 4.98% or 4.46 points to end at 94.01 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 4.71% or 29.20 points to 649.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which lost 3.85% or 30.50 points to trade at 762.50 in late trade. NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) declined 3.71% or 16.45 points to end at 427.15 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) shed 2.71% or 0.0150 points to 0.5380.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 116 to 106 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.31% to 28.730.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.31% or 3.70 to $1202.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.99% or 1.11 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 2.05% or 1.34 to trade at $66.81 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.41% to 67.1521, while EUR/RUB fell 1.15% to 75.9750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.84.

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