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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.43%

Published 25/01/2019, 03:35 am
© Reuters.  Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.43%

Investing.com – Russia equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil & Gas, Mining and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were FSK EES (MCX:FEES), which rose 1.56% or 0.0025 points to trade at 0.1631 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) added 1.27% or 23.0 points to end at 1834.0 and Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX) was up 1.12% or 23.00 points to 2083.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS), which lost 3.06% or 0.292 points to trade at 9.255 in late trade. Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX:MOEX) declined 2.75% or 2.60 points to end at 91.80 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:ROSN) shed 2.71% or 11.40 points to 408.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 114 to 112 and 18 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.09% to 22.700.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.16% or 2.05 to $1281.95 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.70% or 0.37 to hit $52.99 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.15% or 0.09 to trade at $61.05 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.48% to 65.7635, while EUR/RUB fell 0.86% to 74.5750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 96.055.

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