Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.70%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.70%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which rose 2.22% or 80.0 points to trade at 3680.0 at the close. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) added 0.67% or 2.70 points to end at 403.80 and VTB (MCX: VTBR ) was up 0.65% or 0.0002 points to 0.0348 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ), which lost 3.57% or 5.56 points to trade at 150.12 in late trade. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) declined 3.32% or 1.025 points to end at 29.845 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) shed 3.18% or 18.4 points to 560.8.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 106 to 101 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.27% to 26.290.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.30% or 3.85 to $1286.05 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.48% or 0.72 to hit $49.24 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.19% or 0.68 to trade at $58.01 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 1.19% to 66.9338, while EUR/RUB fell 0.83% to 76.6000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.458.

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