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Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.65%

Published 06/04/2018, 17:35
Updated 06/04/2018, 17:35
© Reuters.  Russia shares lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 0.65% – 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 MOEX Russia lost 0.65%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI), which rose 7.89% or 0.0612 points to trade at 0.8370 at the close. VTB (MCX:VTBR) added 2.69% or 0.0014 points to end at 0.0554 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) was up 2.38% or 16.5 points to 710.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which lost 17.73% or 6.100 points to trade at 28.310 in late trade. SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) declined 3.26% or 4.25 points to end at 126.15 and Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL) shed 3.07% or 138.0 points to 4359.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 125 to 86 and 27 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 7.43% to 19.810 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.51% or 6.80 to $1335.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.83% or 1.16 to hit $62.38 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.35% or 0.92 to trade at $67.41 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.69% to 58.1000, while EUR/RUB rose 0.95% to 71.2929.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 89.87.

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