Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.76%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.76%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ), which rose 2.09% or 1.90 points to trade at 93.00 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) added 2.07% or 2.90 points to end at 143.05 and NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) was up 1.77% or 0.1150 points to 6.6000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ), which lost 4.12% or 69.5 points to trade at 1617.5 in late trade. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) declined 3.33% or 22.0 points to end at 638.0 and AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) shed 2.26% or 0.205 points to 8.875.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 119 to 81 and 28 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 4.93% to 22.390.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 1.08% or 13.40 to $1255.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.43% or 0.32 to hit $73.62 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.17% or 0.13 to trade at $77.17 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.29% to 63.2422, while EUR/RUB fell 0.22% to 73.6650.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.18% at 94.43.

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