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% – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ), which rose 2.97% or 28.50 points to trade at 987.60 at the close. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) added 2.28% or 2.28 points to end at 102.37 and Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ) was up 2.03% or 0.735 points to 37.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which lost 2.52% or 41.0 points to trade at 1583.0 in late trade. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) declined 2.44% or 16.0 points to end at 639.0 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) shed 2.33% or 0.0620 points to 2.6010.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 115 to 98 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 19.78% to 28.160 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.28% or 3.40 to $1202.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.19% or 0.13 to hit $67.33 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.26% or 0.19 to trade at $72.80 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.93% to 66.5038, while EUR/RUB fell 2.55% to 75.3988.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.45% at 96.59.

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