Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.94%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.94%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.94% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 12.50% or 50.0 points to trade at 449.9 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) added 4.32% or 1.305 points to end at 31.495 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) was up 4.26% or 17.50 points to 428.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 1.84% or 76.0 points to trade at 4054.0 in late trade. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) declined 1.14% or 2000 points to end at 173400 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 1.08% or 1.00 points to 91.70.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 119 to 95 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.39% to 20.650 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.05% or 0.65 to $1318.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.92% or 0.50 to hit $54.06 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 0.27% or 0.17 to trade at $62.34 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.01% to 65.5864, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 74.8102.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.25% at 95.808.

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