Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.54%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 0.54%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Manufacturing , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were DIXY Group ao (MCX: DIXY ), which rose 3.94% or 12.50 points to trade at 330.00 at the close. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) added 2.35% or 7.20 points to end at 313.00 and Magnit (MCX: MGNT ) was up 1.62% or 109.0 points to 6829.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 2.95% or 15.5 points to trade at 510.6 in late trade. Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ) declined 2.73% or 19.0 points to end at 676.5 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) shed 2.31% or 0.270 points to 11.395.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 108 to 101 and 27 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 2.29% to 19.670.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.06% or 0.78 to $1291.42 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.43% or 0.25 to hit $58.27 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.24% or 0.15 to trade at $63.17 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.21% to 58.3790, while EUR/RUB rose 0.16% to 69.2000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 93.05.

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