Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.46%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.46%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Power , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ), which rose 4.62% or 7550 points to trade at 171000 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 3.61% or 20.2 points to end at 580.2 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) was up 2.23% or 11.40 points to 522.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which lost 1.23% or 21.5 points to trade at 1725.0 in late trade. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) declined 1.15% or 4.6 points to end at 397.0 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) shed 0.69% or 5.10 points to 731.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0 on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.99% to 27.030.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.50% or 6.40 to $1287.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.39% or 1.54 to hit $46.95 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.10% or 1.67 to trade at $55.47 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.48% to 69.8319, while EUR/RUB rose 0.41% to 79.9948.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 96.377.

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