Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Telecoms and Mining sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 1.31%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR), which rose 3.69% or 59.0 points to trade at 1656.0 at the close. Meanwhile, MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX:GMKN) added 3.51% or 420.0 points to end at 12379.0 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:ROSN) was up 3.14% or 12.80 points to 419.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were SG mechel (MCX:MTLR), which fell 2.37% or 2.21 points to trade at 91.04 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX:SNGS_p) declined 1.98% or 0.750 points to end at 37.200 and AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS) was down 1.22% or 0.096 points to 7.770.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 121 to 83 and 21 ended unchanged.
Shares in MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX:GMKN) rose to all time highs; rising 3.51% or 420.0 to 12379.0.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.40% to 29.690.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.77% or 9.40 to $1219.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.21% or 0.11 to hit $51.74 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.31% or 0.19 to trade at $60.75 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.01% to 67.0990, while EUR/RUB fell 0.26% to 75.7925.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 97.282.