Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.71%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.71%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.71% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ), which rose 5.52% or 9.60 points to trade at 183.50 at the close. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) added 4.52% or 6.71 points to end at 155.05 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) was up 4.44% or 65.5 points to 1540.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 3.37% or 16.8 points to trade at 481.8 in late trade. PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) declined 2.03% or 54.0 points to end at 2605.0 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) shed 1.82% or 20.20 points to 1092.10.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 117 to 83 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.33% to 25.810.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.17% or 2.10 to $1208.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 2.23% or 1.57 to hit $68.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.69% or 1.35 to trade at $78.39 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.96% to 68.3553, while EUR/RUB fell 0.57% to 79.8022.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 94.61.

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