Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.87%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.87%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.87% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 3.32% or 178.5 points to trade at 5550.0 at the close. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) added 2.42% or 4.36 points to end at 184.20 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) was up 1.99% or 0.0540 points to 2.7680 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 6.08% or 1.890 points to trade at 29.195 in late trade. ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ) declined 1.59% or 1.570 points to end at 97.230 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) shed 1.40% or 25.0 points to 1760.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 112 to 100 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.64% to 23.260.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.41% or 5.35 to $1308.45 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.64% or 1.37 to hit $53.36 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.32% or 1.39 to trade at $61.20 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.41% to 65.9905, while EUR/RUB fell 0.35% to 75.4475.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 95.438.

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