Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.52%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which rose 15.95% or 80.40 points to trade at 584.40 at the close. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) added 5.16% or 29.5 points to end at 601.5 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) was up 3.07% or 0.0237 points to 0.7958 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ), which lost 6.30% or 718.0 points to trade at 10680.0 in late trade. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) declined 2.38% or 57.00 points to end at 2333.00 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 1.69% or 1.75 points to 101.75.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 114 to 95 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.63% to 22.510.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.19% or 2.40 to $1238.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 3.95% or 2.76 to hit $67.19 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 4.25% or 3.20 to trade at $72.13 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.37% to 62.3243, while EUR/RUB fell 0.23% to 72.9063.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 94.36.

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