Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.79%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.79%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Manufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ), which rose 2.77% or 29.30 points to trade at 1087.50 at the close. Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) added 2.03% or 0.0800 points to end at 4.0300 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) was up 1.89% or 3.04 points to 164.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which lost 4.63% or 26.2 points to trade at 540.2 in late trade. NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN ) declined 4.29% or 19.90 points to end at 443.60 and Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ) shed 3.30% or 169.5 points to 4959.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 115 to 98 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.32% to 30.870.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.22% or 2.60 to $1203.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 4.44% or 2.66 to hit $57.27 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 4.41% or 3.09 to trade at $67.03 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.05% to 67.8772, while EUR/RUB rose 0.45% to 76.5696.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.40% at 96.99.

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