Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.35%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.35% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX: AFKS ), which rose 1.87% or 0.146 points to trade at 7.971 at the close. NMTP (MCX: NMTP ) added 1.35% or 0.0900 points to end at 6.7600 and PhosAgro ao (MCX: PHOR ) was up 1.19% or 29.0 points to 2467.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ), which lost 5.56% or 5.28 points to trade at 89.60 in late trade. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ) declined 5.51% or 30.4 points to end at 521.2 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) shed 4.59% or 24.8 points to 515.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 166 to 53 and 11 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.79% to 28.240.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.14% or 14.40 to $1272.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 6.34% or 2.89 to hit $42.70 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 6.23% or 3.37 to trade at $50.73 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.32% to 68.8000, while EUR/RUB rose 0.15% to 78.3050.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.010.

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