Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Manufacturing, Power and Oil&Gas sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.02%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were ALROSA ao (MCX:ALRS), which rose 1.40% or 1.350 points to trade at 97.600 at the close. Meanwhile, Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL) added 1.34% or 72.0 points to end at 5445.0 and Inter rao ees (MCX:IRAO) was up 1.29% or 0.0500 points to 3.9300 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX), which fell 2.03% or 45.00 points to trade at 2169.60 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) declined 1.96% or 10.8 points to end at 539.2 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) was down 1.65% or 9.8 points to 585.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 113 to 113 and 20 ended unchanged.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.23% to 23.820.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.03% or 0.45 to $1329.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.58% or 0.32 to hit $55.80 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.86% or 0.56 to trade at $65.47 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.45% to 65.7875, while EUR/RUB rose 0.50% to 74.7813.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 96.075.