Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.79%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.79%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ), which rose 5.06% or 4.90 points to trade at 101.78 at the close. Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) added 4.25% or 0.1150 points to end at 2.8200 and NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) was up 3.69% or 15.8 points to 444.4 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ), which lost 1.35% or 0.0540 points to trade at 3.9445 in late trade. Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) declined 0.74% or 4.60 points to end at 619.40 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) shed 0.70% or 1.12 points to 157.94.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 101 to 92 and 25 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.26% to 25.760.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.18% or 2.20 to $1233.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.77% or 0.49 to hit $63.20 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.11 to trade at $72.78 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.70% to 66.1857, while EUR/RUB rose 0.51% to 75.3421.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 96.32.

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