Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Telecoms and Mining 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 Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX:CBOM), which rose 6.09% or 0.336 points to trade at 5.854 at the close. Meanwhile, NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) added 2.62% or 15.2 points to end at 595.0 and Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) was up 1.59% or 1.56 points to 99.68 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which fell 3.08% or 1.010 points to trade at 31.760 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) declined 1.79% or 30.0 points to end at 1644.0 and SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) was down 1.63% or 1.25 points to 75.30.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 128 to 91 and 19 ended unchanged.
Shares in Moskovskiy Kreditnyi Bank OAO (MCX:CBOM) rose to all time highs; rising 6.09% or 0.336 to 5.854.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.17% to 22.930.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.11% or 1.45 to $1286.15 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 0.71% or 0.40 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 0.20% or 0.13 to trade at $66.12 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.34% to 66.1975, while EUR/RUB fell 0.37% to 74.3169.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 97.352.