Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.02%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.02%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 3.23% or 13.10 points to trade at 419.00 at the close. MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ) added 0.65% or 71.0 points to end at 11003.0 and NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) was up 0.47% or 0.70 points to 149.20 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 4.64% or 35.5 points to trade at 729.5 in late trade. Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ) declined 4.50% or 112.50 points to end at 2385.00 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) shed 3.16% or 19.0 points to 582.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 152 to 67 and 15 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.06% to 21.570.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.29% or 3.80 to $1325.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.20% or 0.78 to hit $64.39 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.79% or 0.55 to trade at $68.92 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.47% to 57.1439, while EUR/RUB rose 0.18% to 70.3175.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 89.48.

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