Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining, Power and Manufacturing sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 0.14%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Ros Agro PLC (MCX:AGRODR), which rose 0.98% or 8 points to trade at 823 at the close. Meanwhile, Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY) added 0.85% or 6.50 points to end at 770.00 and Gazprom PAO (MCX:GAZP) was up 0.67% or 1.04 points to 156.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR), which fell 2.91% or 51.0 points to trade at 1704.5 at the close. Unipro (MCX:UPRO) declined 1.93% or 0.0530 points to end at 2.7000 and Magnit (MCX:MGNT) was down 1.87% or 72.5 points to 3803.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 130 to 98 and 17 ended unchanged.
Shares in Polymetal International PLC (MCX:POLY) rose to 52-week highs; rising 0.85% or 6.50 to 770.00.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.72% to 23.750.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.51% or 6.75 to $1321.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.35% or 1.86 to hit $57.36 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 2.33% or 1.52 to trade at $66.88 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.15% to 65.7987, while EUR/RUB fell 0.06% to 74.7873.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 96.053.