Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.28%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.28% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 4.30% or 82.50 points to trade at 1999.00 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) added 3.87% or 59.5 points to end at 1598.5 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) was up 3.08% or 32.30 points to 1082.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 1.34% or 5.8 points to trade at 428.6 in late trade. Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ) declined 1.27% or 1.97 points to end at 153.50 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 1.07% or 0.515 points to 47.430.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 106 to 99 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.68% to 26.390.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.84% or 22.30 to $1234.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 2.74% or 1.79 to hit $63.52 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.41% or 2.57 to trade at $72.90 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.24% to 65.7220, while EUR/RUB rose 0.39% to 74.8758.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.73% at 96.19.

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