Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.49%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.49%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Power , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.49%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MMK (MCX: MAGN ), which rose 3.31% or 1.485 points to trade at 46.400 at the close. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) added 3.05% or 139.0 points to end at 4689.0 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) was up 2.27% or 2.03 points to 91.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 1.15% or 1.11 points to trade at 95.01 in late trade. NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) declined 0.97% or 11.00 points to end at 1124.00 and Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) shed 0.91% or 9.20 points to 1006.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 115 to 103 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.90% to 24.770 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1228.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.46% or 0.80 to hit $53.83 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 1.18% or 0.75 to trade at $62.73 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.11% to 65.5960, while EUR/RUB rose 0.02% to 74.7775.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.445.

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