Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.97%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.97%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ), which rose 5.07% or 4.05 points to trade at 84.00 at the close. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) added 5.05% or 0.1825 points to end at 3.7985 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) was up 4.93% or 29.0 points to 617.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 6.22% or 50.5 points to trade at 761.5 in late trade. Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN_p ) declined 5.25% or 21.80 points to end at 393.50 and Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) shed 3.73% or 192.0 points to 4957.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 120 to 96 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.21% to 24.550.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.37% or 4.90 to $1312.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 1.72% or 1.05 to hit $62.24 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 1.41% or 0.92 to trade at $66.04 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.22% to 57.5812, while EUR/RUB rose 0.09% to 70.7382.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 90.23.

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