Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.82%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.82%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ), which rose 4.72% or 36 points to trade at 788 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 2.99% or 0.850 points to end at 29.300 and Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) was up 2.62% or 48.00 points to 1880.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which lost 1.80% or 0.0027 points to trade at 0.1459 in late trade. Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) declined 1.79% or 0.0460 points to end at 2.5200 and Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) shed 1.48% or 51.5 points to 3440.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 133 to 90 and 12 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 4.80% to 28.620.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.53% or 6.75 to $1276.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 3.43% or 1.60 to hit $45.01 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 3.47% or 1.92 to trade at $53.37 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.22% to 69.5376, while EUR/RUB rose 1.67% to 79.3094.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 96.218.

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