Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.79%

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Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the gained 0.79%.

The best performers of the session on the were MMK (MCX:), which rose 2.17% or 1.000 points to trade at 47.000 at the close. Meanwhile, NK Rosneft PAO (MCX:) added 2.09% or 9.00 points to end at 439.00 and Lukoil (MCX:) was up 2.01% or 104.0 points to 5266.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:), which fell 3.05% or 17.2 points to trade at 546.4 at the close. Aeroflot (MCX:) declined 2.57% or 2.74 points to end at 103.70 and MTS (MCX:) was down 2.19% or 5.30 points to 237.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 109 to 102 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in Lukoil (MCX:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.01% or 104.0 to 5266.5. Shares in MTS (MCX:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.19% or 5.30 to 237.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 0.51% to 27.620.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.66% or 8.20 to $1251.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 4.14% or 2.13 to hit $53.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 4.61% or 2.77 to trade at $62.83 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.78% to 66.3552, while EUR/RUB fell 0.66% to 75.6011.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 96.618.

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