Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.64%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 2.44% or 9.80 points to trade at 412.00 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 2.44% or 0.1600 points to end at 6.7200 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) was up 1.74% or 19.20 points to 1120.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included VTB (MCX: VTBR ), which lost 2.20% or 0.0009 points to trade at 0.0400 in late trade. Surgut (MCX: SNGS ) declined 2.17% or 0.620 points to end at 28.000 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 2.06% or 1.80 points to 85.75.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 116 to 86 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.08% to 26.680.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.28% or 3.30 to $1202.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.16% or 0.81 to hit $69.06 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.88% or 0.69 to trade at $77.48 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.17% to 68.2289, while EUR/RUB rose 0.52% to 79.2905.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 95.10.

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