Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.18%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.18%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 1.18% to hit a new all time high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which rose 3.95% or 66.5 points to trade at 1751.5 at the close. Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) added 2.24% or 4.21 points to end at 192.21 and Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) was up 2.23% or 21.00 points to 962.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which lost 7.12% or 47.0 points to trade at 613.0 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 1.33% or 8.0 points to end at 595.0 and Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX: CBOM ) shed 1.28% or 0.061 points to 4.720.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 138 to 72 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.71% to 20.250.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.39% or 4.90 to $1260.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.49% or 0.36 to hit $73.44 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.08% or 0.83 to trade at $77.94 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.60% to 62.5921, while EUR/RUB fell 0.61% to 73.5100.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.86.

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