Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.08%
4 April 2018, 12: 07
Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the rose 0.08%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the were SG mechel (MCX:), which rose 4.37% or 5.70 points to trade at 136.20 at the close. Ros Agro PLC (MCX:) added 3.04% or 18 points to end at 611 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:) was up 2.03% or 6.35 points to 319.60 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:), which lost 2.49% or 17.5 points to trade at 686.0 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX:) declined 2.13% or 0.250 points to end at 11.500 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX:) shed 1.90% or 0.0145 points to 0.7470.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 118 to 94 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.
The , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.59% to 21.700.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.16% or 2.20 to $1339.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.33% or 0.21 to hit $63.30 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.44% or 0.30 to trade at $67.82 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.22% to 57.4501, while EUR/RUB fell 0.01% to 70.6520.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 89.70.