Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.00%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Power and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ), which rose 4.09% or 24.00 points to trade at 611.00 at the close. MTS (MCX: MTSS ) added 3.68% or 8.25 points to end at 232.25 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) was up 2.06% or 10.8 points to 535.6 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Lukoil (MCX: LKOH ), which lost 3.13% or 165.0 points to trade at 5102.0 in late trade. Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) declined 2.80% or 21.30 points to end at 738.70 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 2.14% or 0.0163 points to 0.7465.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 137 to 70 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.45% to 27.330.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.30% or 3.80 to $1251.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.59% or 0.82 to hit $52.47 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.61% or 0.97 to trade at $61.17 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.01% to 66.3741, while EUR/RUB rose 0.32% to 75.3790.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 97.015.

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