Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.24%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.24%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 5.92% or 29.6 points to trade at 530.0 at the close. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) added 5.87% or 22.4 points to end at 404.0 and MVideo (MCX: MVID ) was up 3.85% or 15.40 points to 414.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which lost 3.11% or 0.945 points to trade at 29.450 in late trade. Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) declined 2.98% or 0.0760 points to end at 2.4730 and NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) shed 2.17% or 0.1450 points to 6.5300.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 122 to 96 and 14 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 6.33% to 24.140 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.50% or 6.30 to $1261.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.57% or 0.26 to hit $46.14 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.42% or 0.23 to trade at $54.12 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.70% to 68.8035, while EUR/RUB rose 0.20% to 78.4705.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 96.188.

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