Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.75%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.75%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 4.96% or 29.5 points to trade at 624.5 at the close. MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) added 4.32% or 446.0 points to end at 10760.0 and Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) was up 3.62% or 150.0 points to 4292.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which lost 3.39% or 0.2250 points to trade at 6.4100 in late trade. Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) declined 2.45% or 105.0 points to end at 4180.0 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 1.33% or 1.65 points to 122.15.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 102 to 96 and 36 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.52% to 23.280.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1225.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.36% or 0.92 to hit $68.81 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.78 to trade at $73.84 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.38% to 63.3103, while EUR/RUB rose 0.28% to 73.9292.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.41.

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