Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.50%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.50%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Surgut-pref (MCX: SNGS_p ), which rose 2.66% or 0.935 points to trade at 36.085 at the close. NPK OVK PAO (MCX: UWGN ) added 2.49% or 13.0 points to end at 535.0 and MegaFon OAO (MCX: MFON ) was up 1.55% or 9.60 points to 630.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which lost 6.21% or 45.0 points to trade at 680.0 in late trade. NLMK ao (MCX: NLMK ) declined 5.37% or 8.62 points to end at 152.00 and Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) shed 5.30% or 236.0 points to 4214.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 169 to 48 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.34% to 27.770 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $1219.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.29% or 0.86 to hit $67.67 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 1.22% or 0.88 to trade at $72.95 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 1.54% to 67.7160, while EUR/RUB rose 0.61% to 77.2776.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.71% at 96.14.

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