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Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.38%

Stock MarketsSep 22, 2016 12:35PM ET
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Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining, Oil & Gas and Power sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 1.38%.

The best performers of the session on the MICEX were Yandex NV (MCX:YNDX), which rose 3.89% or 52.50 points to trade at 1401.00 at the close. Meanwhile, MMK (MCX:MAGN) added 3.89% or 1.135 points to end at 30.335 and MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX:GMKN) was up 3.13% or 295.0 points to 9715.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Polyus Zoloto OAO (MCX:PLZL), which fell 1.66% or 76.0 points to trade at 4500.0 at the close. AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX:TRNF_p) declined 1.58% or 2200 points to end at 137300 and MegaFon OAO (MCX:MFON) was down 1.55% or 10.00 points to 635.50.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 122 to 110 and 19 ended unchanged.

Shares in AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX:TRNF_p) fell to 52-week lows; falling 1.58% or 2200 to 137300. Shares in MegaFon OAO (MCX:MFON) fell to 3-years lows; losing 1.55% or 10.00 to 635.50.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.12% to 25.880.

Gold for December delivery was up 1.04% or 13.85 to $1345.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 2.36% or 1.07 to hit $46.41 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 1.79% or 0.84 to trade at $47.67 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.26% to 63.6704, while EUR/RUB rose 0.07% to 71.476.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.29% at 95.18.

Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MICEX up 1.38%
 

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