Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining, Oil&Gas and Power sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 0.70%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Magnit (MCX:MGNT), which rose 2.22% or 80.0 points to trade at 3680.0 at the close. Meanwhile, MVideo (MCX:MVID) added 0.67% or 2.70 points to end at 403.80 and VTB (MCX:VTBR) was up 0.65% or 0.0002 points to 0.0348 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NLMK ao (MCX:NLMK), which fell 3.57% or 5.56 points to trade at 150.12 at the close. United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL) declined 3.32% or 1.025 points to end at 29.845 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) was down 3.18% or 18.4 points to 560.8.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 106 to 101 and 18 ended unchanged.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.27% to 26.290.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.29% or 3.80 to $1286.10 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.50% or 0.73 to hit $49.25 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.20% or 0.69 to trade at $58.02 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 1.18% to 66.9353, while EUR/RUB fell 0.83% to 76.6000.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.458.