Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.12%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.12%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which rose 3.60% or 179.0 points to trade at 5149.0 at the close. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) added 2.78% or 22.0 points to end at 812.0 and Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX: CBOM ) was up 2.08% or 0.100 points to 4.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which lost 9.03% or 52.10 points to trade at 524.90 in late trade. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) declined 3.04% or 7.99 points to end at 254.51 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX: SBER_p ) shed 2.99% or 6.49 points to 210.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 124 to 84 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.46% to 26.470 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.66% or 8.80 to $1316.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.51% or 0.31 to hit $61.27 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.39% or 0.25 to trade at $65.14 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.56% to 57.4561, while EUR/RUB rose 0.12% to 70.7750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 90.07.

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