Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.87%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.87%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Power , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which rose 2.00% or 87.0 points to trade at 4442.0 at the close. MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) added 1.02% or 6.00 points to end at 596.00 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) was up 0.55% or 0.250 points to 45.900 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 9.87% or 67.0 points to trade at 612.0 in late trade. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) declined 8.36% or 47.5 points to end at 521.0 and Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) shed 4.13% or 5.00 points to 116.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 152 to 61 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.13% to 24.440.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.37% or 4.50 to $1223.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 2.02% or 1.37 to hit $69.03 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.42% or 1.03 to trade at $73.42 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.59% to 63.4088, while EUR/RUB rose 0.21% to 73.6500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 94.81.

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