Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Oil&Gas and Mining sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.92%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN), which rose 3.08% or 15.6 points to trade at 522.1 at the close. Meanwhile, AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX:TRNF_p) added 2.98% or 5050 points to end at 174450 and SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) was up 2.59% or 2.02 points to 80.02 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were ALROSA ao (MCX:ALRS), which fell 1.18% or 1.170 points to trade at 98.330 at the close. Unipro (MCX:UPRO) declined 0.97% or 0.0270 points to end at 2.7700 and Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX:DSKY) was down 0.75% or 0.68 points to 90.02.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 122 to 95 and 19 ended unchanged.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.23% to 21.710.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.13% or 1.65 to $1313.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.64% or 0.86 to hit $53.27 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.76% or 1.08 to trade at $62.59 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.39% to 65.5878, while EUR/RUB fell 0.04% to 74.1960.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.623.