Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.67%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.67%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Mining , Telecoms and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.67% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were VTB (MCX: VTBR ), which rose 3.59% or 0.0016 points to trade at 0.0461 at the close. Rostelecom (MCX: RTKM ) added 1.66% or 1.14 points to end at 69.70 and Unipro (MCX: UPRO ) was up 1.49% or 0.0410 points to 2.8000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ), which lost 7.20% or 74.80 points to trade at 964.60 in late trade. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) declined 4.64% or 35.0 points to end at 720.0 and AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p ) shed 3.72% or 6500 points to 168450.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 136 to 78 and 11 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was unchanged 0.00% to 20.370.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.17% or 2.20 to $1280.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.15% or 0.10 to hit $64.95 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.40% or 1.03 to trade at $74.47 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.76% to 63.6706, while EUR/RUB rose 0.77% to 73.8899.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.50.

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