Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.35%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 3.69% or 20.6 points to trade at 579.4 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) added 3.17% or 54.5 points to end at 1774.0 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 3.09% or 21.80 points to 727.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 3.57% or 18.0 points to trade at 486.8 in late trade. Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX: CBOM ) declined 2.34% or 0.120 points to end at 5.000 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) shed 2.15% or 11.00 points to 500.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 112 to 104 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.11% to 28.440.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.42% or 5.30 to $1258.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.81% or 1.31 to hit $47.91 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.36% or 1.33 to trade at $57.59 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.52% to 67.6235, while EUR/RUB rose 1.04% to 77.2230.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 96.140.

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