Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.30%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 1.30%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 1.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MTS (MCX: MTSS ), which rose 3.37% or 8.10 points to trade at 248.60 at the close. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) added 3.04% or 56.50 points to end at 1916.00 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) was up 2.52% or 4250 points to 173050 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ), which lost 2.75% or 22 points to trade at 778 in late trade. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) declined 2.53% or 10.40 points to end at 401.10 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) shed 2.16% or 12.8 points to 579.2.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 125 to 79 and 13 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 9.63% to 25.240.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.75% or 9.75 to $1285.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.97% or 0.93 to hit $48.02 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.02% or 1.13 to trade at $57.08 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.39% to 67.7034, while EUR/RUB fell 1.27% to 77.2474.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 95.705.

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