Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.26%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Power , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ), which rose 5.19% or 28.0 points to trade at 568.0 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) added 4.71% or 29.0 points to end at 644.6 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) was up 3.89% or 22.0 points to 587.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which lost 5.07% or 0.3200 points to trade at 5.9950 in late trade. PIK (MCX: PIKK ) declined 2.92% or 10.50 points to end at 348.50 and Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) shed 2.19% or 1.90 points to 84.85.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 107 to 105 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 3.86% to 29.830 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.08% or 1.00 to $1185.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.41% or 0.27 to hit $65.73 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.24 to trade at $71.67 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.92% to 67.4438, while EUR/RUB rose 1.32% to 76.9764.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 96.15.

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