Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.86%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.86% – Russia equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which rose 0.80% or 0.0550 points to trade at 6.9550 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 0.78% or 4.6 points to end at 594.2 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX: POLY ) was up 0.77% or 5.60 points to 737.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 2.47% or 2.04 points to trade at 80.61 in late trade. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) declined 2.25% or 0.715 points to end at 31.085 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) shed 1.95% or 35.5 points to 1785.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 156 to 74 and 11 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.41% to 21.860.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.37% or 4.85 to $1302.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 3.78% or 2.03 to hit $51.66 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 3.15% or 1.94 to trade at $59.65 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.43% to 66.2793, while EUR/RUB rose 0.64% to 75.8011.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 95.343.

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