Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.55%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.55%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.55%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ), which rose 6.72% or 50.90 points to trade at 808.10 at the close. MMK (MCX: MAGN ) added 2.18% or 1.010 points to end at 47.410 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 2.12% or 2.30 points to 110.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ), which lost 1.65% or 0.0122 points to trade at 0.7270 in late trade. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) declined 1.53% or 0.1050 points to end at 6.7700 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) shed 1.12% or 5.40 points to 474.90.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 124 to 92 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.52% to 24.090.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.08% or 1.10 to $1303.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 4.30% or 3.04 to hit $67.67 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 3.39% or 2.67 to trade at $76.12 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.02% to 62.2404, while EUR/RUB rose 0.48% to 72.5746.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 94.12.

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