Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms, Oil&Gas and Mining sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.28%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which rose 2.82% or 0.850 points to trade at 31.000 at the close. Meanwhile, Inter rao ees (MCX:IRAO) added 2.68% or 0.1010 points to end at 3.8680 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) was up 1.14% or 20.5 points to 1821.5 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN), which fell 14.22% or 91.2 points to trade at 550.0 at the close. MTS (MCX:MTSS) declined 2.60% or 6.80 points to end at 255.00 and Tatneft-3 (MCX:TATN) was down 2.16% or 17.40 points to 787.30.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 115 to 110 and 15 ended unchanged.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.76% to 22.370.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.28% or 3.65 to $1317.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.13% or 0.07 to hit $52.57 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $61.63 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.13% to 65.8297, while EUR/RUB fell 0.31% to 74.5593.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.412.