Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.99%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.99%
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Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Power and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ), which rose 4.73% or 32.0 points to trade at 708.0 at the close. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) added 2.61% or 49.50 points to end at 1949.50 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) was up 1.72% or 8.7 points to 515.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which lost 14.93% or 1.790 points to trade at 10.200 in late trade. MTS (MCX: MTSS ) declined 6.38% or 16.90 points to end at 248.00 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) shed 5.75% or 8.25 points to 135.15.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 130 to 86 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 5.09% to 17.160.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.86% or 10.90 to $1255.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.18% or 0.66 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.39% or 0.85 to trade at $62.07 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.09% to 59.1648, while EUR/RUB fell 0.15% to 69.7655.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 93.62.

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