Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining, Power and Manufacturing sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.37% to hit a new all time high.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which rose 3.81% or 1.075 points to trade at 29.295 at the close. Meanwhile, Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX) added 2.55% or 55.00 points to end at 2212.00 and FSK EES (MCX:FEES) was up 2.52% or 0.0041 points to 0.1662 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX:TRMK), which fell 2.19% or 1.20 points to trade at 53.70 at the close. PIK (MCX:PIKK) declined 1.81% or 6.50 points to end at 352.00 and Gazprom PAO (MCX:GAZP) was down 1.56% or 2.58 points to 162.82.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 123 to 94 and 19 ended unchanged.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.33% to 22.380.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.80% or 10.55 to $1326.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.92% or 1.04 to hit $55.27 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.12% or 0.69 to trade at $62.23 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.02% to 65.4925, while EUR/RUB fell 0.32% to 74.9947.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.218.