Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.46%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.46%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were ALROSA ao (MCX: ALRS ), which rose 4.14% or 3.900 points to trade at 98.000 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) added 2.31% or 40.0 points to end at 1770.0 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) was up 2.23% or 16.0 points to 733.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 3.74% or 21.5 points to trade at 553.5 in late trade. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 3.47% or 137.0 points to end at 3806.0 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) shed 1.93% or 0.190 points to 9.640.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 105 to 100 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.80% to 23.460.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.29% or 3.70 to $1270.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.15% or 0.10 to hit $65.61 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.40% or 1.05 to trade at $73.69 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.07% to 63.7311, while EUR/RUB rose 0.28% to 73.9184.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 94.55.

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