Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.07%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Power , Mining and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 4.70% or 32.6 points to trade at 726.0 at the close. NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) added 2.18% or 25.00 points to end at 1170.00 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) was up 1.69% or 0.0665 points to 3.9920 in late trade.

Biggest losers included FSK EES (MCX: FEES ), which lost 4.11% or 0.0065 points to trade at 0.1517 in late trade. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) declined 3.89% or 0.2650 points to end at 6.5550 and MMK (MCX: MAGN ) shed 3.49% or 1.735 points to 47.965.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 143 to 58 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.25% to 30.870 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.11% or 1.30 to $1192.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 2.11% or 1.58 to hit $73.38 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract fell 1.78% or 1.51 to trade at $83.49 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.53% to 66.6127, while EUR/RUB rose 0.94% to 76.8700.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 95.06.

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