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Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.87%

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

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

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 0.87% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL), which rose 3.32% or 178.5 points to trade at 5550.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Sberbank Rossii OAO Pref (MCX:SBER_p) added 2.42% or 4.36 points to end at 184.20 and Unipro (MCX:UPRO) was up 1.99% or 0.0540 points to 2.7680 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which fell 6.08% or 1.890 points to trade at 29.195 at the close. ALROSA ao (MCX:ALRS) declined 1.59% or 1.570 points to end at 97.230 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) was down 1.40% or 25.0 points to 1760.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 112 to 100 and 26 ended unchanged.

Shares in Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL) rose to all time highs; up 3.32% or 178.5 to 5550.0.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.60% to 23.270.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.41% or 5.30 to $1308.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.64% or 1.37 to hit $53.36 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.32% or 1.39 to trade at $61.20 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.42% to 65.9867, while EUR/RUB fell 0.35% to 75.4475.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 95.442.