Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 2.08%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 2.08%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Mining and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 2.08% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN ), which rose 3.09% or 21.0 points to trade at 700.0 at the close. NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT ) added 0.91% or 5.0 points to end at 555.0 and Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX: CBOM ) was up 0.70% or 0.033 points to 4.733 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Magnit (MCX: MGNT ), which lost 4.21% or 212.0 points to trade at 4818.0 in late trade. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL ) declined 3.96% or 156.0 points to end at 3785.0 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR ) shed 3.93% or 68.5 points to 1675.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 153 to 53 and 26 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.41% to 26.480.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.05% or 0.60 to $1302.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.64% or 0.42 to hit $65.53 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.09% or 0.84 to trade at $76.48 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.06% to 62.3788, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 73.4440.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 93.56.

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