Investing.com – Russia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Moscow, the declined 0.99%.
The best performers of the session on the were Yevroplan PAO (MCX:), which rose 4.73% or 32.0 points to trade at 708.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yandex NV (MCX:) added 2.61% or 49.50 points to end at 1949.50 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX:) was up 1.72% or 8.7 points to 515.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were AFK Sistema (MCX:), which fell 14.93% or 1.790 points to trade at 10.200 at the close. MTS (MCX:) declined 6.38% or 16.90 points to end at 248.00 and SG mechel (MCX:) was down 5.75% or 8.25 points to 135.15.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 130 to 86 and 20 ended unchanged.
Shares in AFK Sistema (MCX:) fell to 52-week lows; down 14.93% or 1.790 to 10.200.
The , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 5.09% to 17.160.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.86% or 10.90 to $1255.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.18% or 0.66 to hit $56.62 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 1.39% or 0.85 to trade at $62.07 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.09% to 59.1653, while EUR/RUB fell 0.15% to 69.7666.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 93.62.
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