Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.45%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.45%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which rose 5.68% or 230.0 points to trade at 4280.0 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 5.32% or 35.0 points to end at 693.0 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) was up 2.24% or 38.5 points to 1758.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which lost 2.00% or 8.00 points to trade at 392.00 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 2.00% or 12.5 points to end at 612.5 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) shed 1.77% or 10.0 points to 555.5.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 113 to 94 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.78% to 24.640.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.47% or 5.80 to $1226.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.61% or 0.42 to hit $69.72 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.74% or 0.55 to trade at $74.48 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.05% to 62.8520, while EUR/RUB fell 0.55% to 73.2875.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.47% at 94.42.

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