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 Friday, 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 Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX ), which rose 1.97% or 42.00 points to trade at 2176.00 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 1.19% or 0.1050 points to end at 8.9300 and Tatneft-3 (MCX: TATN ) was up 1.08% or 6.20 points to 580.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 10.23% or 631.0 points to trade at 5539.0 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 2.78% or 0.345 points to end at 12.055 and Rosseti ao (MCX: RSTI ) shed 2.72% or 0.0249 points to 0.8902.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 164 to 57 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.13% to 19.320.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.76% or 10.40 to $1352.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.84% or 0.55 to hit $66.06 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.09% or 0.06 to trade at $70.48 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.37% to 56.1300, while EUR/RUB rose 0.50% to 69.7220.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.39% at 88.84.

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