Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.33%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.33%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ), which rose 3.00% or 16.6 points to trade at 569.8 at the close. Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) added 2.32% or 2.15 points to end at 94.70 and Yevroplan PAO (MCX: EPLN ) was up 2.19% or 16.0 points to 747.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ), which lost 8.08% or 377.0 points to trade at 4291.0 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ) declined 5.59% or 0.605 points to end at 10.220 and Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) shed 4.84% or 6.00 points to 118.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 144 to 74 and 17 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.72% to 19.490.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.52% or 6.50 to $1248.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 0.82% or 0.47 to hit $56.67 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.41% or 0.89 to trade at $62.45 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.78% to 58.8354, while EUR/RUB fell 0.65% to 69.1975.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 93.91.

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