Russia stocks lower at close of trade; MOEX Russia down 1.23%
Wednesday, July 11, 2018       23:51 WIB - Russia stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining, Oil & Gas and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia fell 1.23%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Tatneft OAO Pref (MCX: TATN _p), which rose 1.41% or 6.70 points to trade at 480.30 at the close. Meanwhile, PIK (MCX: PIKK ) added 1.27% or 4.30 points to end at 342.70 and NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) was up 0.94% or 8.50 points to 909.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were MMC Norilsk Nickel (MCX: GMKN ), which fell 3.97% or 465.0 points to trade at 11260.0 at the close. X5 Retail Group NV (MCX:FIVEDR) declined 3.62% or 64.5 points to end at 1715.5 and SG mechel (MCX: MTLR ) was down 2.78% or 2.95 points to 103.35.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 133 to 70 and 18 ended unchanged.
Shares in PIK (MCX: PIKK ) rose to 5-year highs; up 1.27% or 4.30 to 342.70. Shares in NOVATEK (MCX: NVTK ) rose to all time highs; rising 0.94% or 8.50 to 909.80.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 6.13% to 23.030.
Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.73% or 9.20 to $1246.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.40% or 1.78 to hit $72.33 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 3.39% or 2.67 to trade at $76.19 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.42% to 61.9968, while EUR/RUB rose 0.02% to 72.5832.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.37% at 94.20.

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