Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 2.07%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 2.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 2.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 9.49% or 0.950 points to trade at 10.960 at the close. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) added 6.08% or 8.44 points to end at 147.30 and Surgut (MCX: SNGS ) was up 4.31% or 1.195 points to 28.895 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which lost 1.03% or 0.0800 points to trade at 7.7200 in late trade. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 0.68% or 32.0 points to end at 4682.0 and Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK ) shed 0.59% or 0.47 points to 79.03.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 137 to 85 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.29% to 18.310.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.01% or 0.10 to $1248.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.01% or 0.58 to hit $57.94 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.00% or 1.27 to trade at $64.67 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.38% to 58.9368, while EUR/RUB fell 0.13% to 69.5474.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 93.76.

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