Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining, Oil&Gas and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia lost 1.35% to hit a new 3-months low.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS), which rose 1.87% or 0.146 points to trade at 7.971 at the close. Meanwhile, NMTP (MCX:NMTP) added 1.35% or 0.0900 points to end at 6.7600 and PhosAgro ao (MCX:PHOR) was up 1.19% or 29.0 points to 2467.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Detskiy Mir PAO (MCX:DSKY), which fell 5.56% or 5.28 points to trade at 89.60 at the close. Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) declined 5.51% or 30.4 points to end at 521.2 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:RNFT) was down 4.59% or 24.8 points to 515.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 166 to 53 and 11 ended unchanged.
Shares in Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) fell to all time lows; down 5.51% or 30.4 to 521.2.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.79% to 28.240.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.14% or 14.40 to $1272.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 6.34% or 2.89 to hit $42.70 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 6.23% or 3.37 to trade at $50.73 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.32% to 68.8000, while EUR/RUB rose 0.15% to 78.3050.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.010.