Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.37%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.37% – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Power and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.37% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which rose 3.81% or 1.075 points to trade at 29.295 at the close. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) added 2.55% or 55.00 points to end at 2212.00 and FSK EES (MCX: FEES ) was up 2.52% or 0.0041 points to 0.1662 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which lost 2.19% or 1.20 points to trade at 53.70 in late trade. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) declined 1.81% or 6.50 points to end at 352.00 and Gazprom PAO (MCX: GAZP ) shed 1.56% or 2.58 points to 162.82.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 123 to 94 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.38% to 22.390.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.81% or 10.65 to $1326.15 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.90% or 1.03 to hit $55.26 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.66 to trade at $62.20 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.01% to 65.4963, while EUR/RUB fell 0.32% to 74.9993.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.220.

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