Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.90%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.90%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Power , Oil & Gas and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were MVideo (MCX: MVID ), which rose 3.26% or 13.20 points to trade at 418.00 at the close. Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ) added 1.19% or 10.50 points to end at 895.00 and Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX: DSKY ) was up 1.05% or 1.00 points to 96.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ), which lost 4.61% or 6.40 points to trade at 132.30 in late trade. Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX: SBER ) declined 4.18% or 11.45 points to end at 262.50 and Inter rao ees (MCX: IRAO ) shed 4.18% or 0.1600 points to 3.6700.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 148 to 62 and 21 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.01% to 25.530 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.20% or 2.60 to $1324.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $60.70 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract fell 0.12% or 0.08 to trade at $64.56 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.24% to 57.1713, while EUR/RUB rose 0.06% to 70.7050.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 89.71.

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