Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.72%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.72%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Power and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 5.89% or 31.1 points to trade at 558.7 at the close. Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ) added 5.88% or 42.5 points to end at 765.0 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) was up 2.06% or 0.190 points to 9.415 in late trade.

Biggest losers included VTB (MCX: VTBR ), which lost 5.14% or 0.0025 points to trade at 0.0459 in late trade. GidroOGK-011D (MCX: HYDR ) declined 4.70% or 0.0353 points to end at 0.7165 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 4.38% or 0.0372 points to 0.8118.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 150 to 76 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 4.83% to 16.290.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.32% or 4.10 to $1268.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.61% or 0.35 to hit $57.91 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.56% or 0.36 to trade at $64.16 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.14% to 58.6916, while EUR/RUB rose 0.13% to 69.7150.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 92.89.

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