Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil&Gas, Mining and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia declined 1.88%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX), which rose 1.26% or 28.00 points to trade at 2258.00 at the close. Meanwhile, United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL) added 1.09% or 0.355 points to end at 33.005 and Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI) was up 0.76% or 0.0075 points to 0.9885 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:ROSN), which fell 3.11% or 12.90 points to trade at 401.60 at the close. Tatneft-3 (MCX:TATN) declined 2.92% or 22.90 points to end at 761.60 and Gazprom PAO (MCX:GAZP) was down 2.69% or 4.41 points to 159.27.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 159 to 63 and 14 ended unchanged.
Shares in Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI) rose to 52-week highs; up 0.76% or 0.0075 to 0.9885.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.48% to 22.920.
Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.20% or 2.65 to $1316.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.96% or 1.04 to hit $54.14 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 1.86% or 1.16 to trade at $63.58 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.01% to 65.8773, while EUR/RUB fell 0.43% to 74.3353.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.812.