Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.60%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.60%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which rose 7.91% or 1.890 points to trade at 25.780 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 3.51% or 0.2250 points to end at 6.6350 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) was up 3.07% or 5.35 points to 179.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 3.05% or 21.0 points to trade at 667.0 in late trade. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) declined 2.66% or 15.5 points to end at 568.0 and MTS (MCX: MTSS ) shed 1.61% or 4.30 points to 262.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 110 to 95 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.33% to 23.450.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.65% or 8.00 to $1223.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.75% or 0.51 to hit $67.75 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.44% or 0.32 to trade at $72.75 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.63% to 63.1075, while EUR/RUB fell 0.78% to 73.8193.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 94.40.

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