Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 1.10%

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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MICEX down 1.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Russia equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Mining , Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX fell 1.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MICEX were NMTP (MCX: NMTP ), which rose 2.67% or 0.1900 points to trade at 7.3000 at the close. MVideo (MCX: MVID ) added 1.88% or 7.70 points to end at 418.10 and Megion (MCX: MFGS ) was up 1.63% or 8.0 points to 498.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Severstal - ao (MCX: CHMF ), which lost 3.30% or 28.00 points to trade at 820.00 in late trade. Aeroflot (MCX: AFLT ) declined 2.89% or 6.20 points to end at 208.50 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ) shed 2.64% or 0.840 points to 30.930.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 122 to 83 and 20 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was down 1.09% to 19.010 a new 3-year low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.55% or 6.82 to $1252.32 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 2.45% or 1.15 to hit $45.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.31% or 1.14 to trade at $48.16 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.60% to 59.2830, while EUR/RUB rose 0.77% to 68.9980.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.85.

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