Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.60%

23 July 2018, 17: 01
© Reuters.  Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.60%

Russia equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the MiningPower and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which rose 7.91% or 1.890 points to trade at 25.780 at the close. NMTP (MCX:NMTP) added 3.51% or 0.2250 points to end at 6.6350 and Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX:SBER_p) was up 3.07% or 5.35 points to 179.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN), which lost 3.05% or 21.0 points to trade at 667.0 in late trade. NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN) declined 2.66% or 15.5 points to end at 568.0 and MTS (MCX:MTSS) shed 1.61% or 4.30 points to 262.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 110 to 95 and 19 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

 

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.33% to 23.450.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.65% or 8.00 to $1223.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.75% or 0.51 to hit $67.75 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.44% or 0.32 to trade at $72.75 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.63% to 63.1075, while EUR/RUB fell 0.78% to 73.8193.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 94.40.