Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.27%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 10.32% or 76.5 points to trade at 817.5 at the close. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) added 2.68% or 3.90 points to end at 149.45 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.29% or 9.40 points to 419.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which lost 4.18% or 25.00 points to trade at 573.40 in late trade. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) declined 3.48% or 14.20 points to end at 393.80 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 2.12% or 2.57 points to 118.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 114 to 103 and 13 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 6.91% to 21.270 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.41% or 5.40 to $1318.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 1.42% or 0.88 to hit $61.16 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 1.13% or 0.74 to trade at $64.75 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.54% to 56.9653, while EUR/RUB rose 0.58% to 70.1500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 90.01.

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