Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.47%

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Russia shares higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX added 1.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ), which rose 5.27% or 18.45 points to trade at 368.55 at the close. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) added 5.22% or 76.50 points to end at 1541.00 and Ros Agro PLC (MCX: AGRODR ) was up 5.12% or 31 points to 636 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gruppa LSR PAO (MCX: LSRG ), which lost 9.85% or 87.0 points to trade at 796.0 in late trade. Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) declined 4.57% or 32.80 points to end at 684.20 and Polyus Zoloto OAO (MCX: PLZL ) shed 3.16% or 134.0 points to 4102.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 123 to 84 and 16 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.20% to 24.580.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.54% or 6.73 to $1249.77 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.85% or 0.38 to hit $44.59 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 0.74% or 0.35 to trade at $47.02 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.12% to 58.4275, while EUR/RUB rose 0.58% to 65.0525.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 97.13.

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