Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.08%

4 April 2018, 12: 07
© Reuters.  Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.08%© Reuters. Russia shares higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.08%

Russia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & GasManufacturing and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the MOEX Russia were SG mechel (MCX:MTLR), which rose 4.37% or 5.70 points to trade at 136.20 at the close. Ros Agro PLC (MCX:AGRODR) added 3.04% or 18 points to end at 611 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:ROSN) was up 2.03% or 6.35 points to 319.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN), which lost 2.49% or 17.5 points to trade at 686.0 in late trade. AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS) declined 2.13% or 0.250 points to end at 11.500 and GidroOGK-011D (MCX:HYDR) shed 1.90% or 0.0145 points to 0.7470.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 118 to 94 and 23 ended unchanged on the Moscow Stock Exchange.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 1.59% to 21.700.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.16% or 2.20 to $1339.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 0.33% or 0.21 to hit $63.30 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.44% or 0.30 to trade at $67.82 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.22% to 57.4501, while EUR/RUB fell 0.01% to 70.6520.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 89.70.