Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 0.42%
Saturday, January 12, 2019       00:14 WIB - Russia stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Mining, Power and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.42% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX: RUAL ), which rose 3.95% or 1.190 points to trade at 31.285 at the close. Meanwhile, Moskovskaya Birzha OAO (MCX: MOEX ) added 3.90% or 3.30 points to end at 88.00 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was up 2.31% or 1.72 points to 76.16 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were PIK (MCX: PIKK ), which fell 1.42% or 5.30 points to trade at 368.90 at the close. MTS (MCX: MTSS ) declined 1.25% or 3.20 points to end at 252.80 and Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN _p) was down 0.98% or 5.00 points to 505.80.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 149 to 66 and 15 ended unchanged.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 2.92% to 24.260.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.19% or 2.40 to $1289.80 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.35% or 0.71 to hit $51.88 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.36% or 0.84 to trade at $60.84 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.09% to 66.9713, while EUR/RUB fell 0.15% to 76.8216.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 95.238.

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