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Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.02%

Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Power and Oil&Gas sectors

Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Power and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI), which rose 5.56% or 0.0495 points to trade at 0.9400 at the close. Meanwhile, X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) added 2.97% or 52.5 points to end at 1822.5 and SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) was up 2.96% or 2.41 points to 83.81 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ALROSA ao (MCX:ALRS), which fell 2.49% or 2.550 points to trade at 100.000 at the close. Rostelecom (MCX:RTKM) declined 1.86% or 1.37 points to end at 72.13 and United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL) was down 1.77% or 0.560 points to 31.100.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 113 to 97 and 25 ended unchanged.

Shares in Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 5.56% or 0.0495 to 0.9400.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 3.08% to 22.050.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.16% or 2.05 to $1280.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 3.07% or 1.66 to hit $52.38 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 2.84% or 1.78 to trade at $60.96 a barrel.

USD/RUB was up 0.06% to 66.4271, while EUR/RUB rose 0.01% to 75.4533.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 95.972.