Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.07%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.07% – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which rose 2.19% or 3.50 points to trade at 163.00 at the close. MMK (MCX: MAGN ) added 1.98% or 0.900 points to end at 46.400 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) was up 1.80% or 0.480 points to 27.130 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 4.57% or 5.20 points to trade at 108.60 in late trade. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) declined 3.13% or 58.5 points to end at 1813.0 and MTS (MCX: MTSS ) shed 1.58% or 4.60 points to 286.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 111 to 100 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.72% to 22.430.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.13% or 14.60 to $1304.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 1.13% or 0.81 to hit $71.03 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.74% or 0.59 to trade at $79.21 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.14% to 61.4378, while EUR/RUB rose 0.40% to 72.0325.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 93.69.

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