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 rose 0.32%.
The best performers of the session on the were NLMK ao (MCX:), which rose 2.34% or 3.94 points to trade at 172.34 at the close. Meanwhile, RusHydro JSC (MCX:) added 1.56% or 0.0080 points to end at 0.5200 and Severstal – ao (MCX:) was up 1.52% or 15.60 points to 1039.20 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:), which fell 4.00% or 18.8 points to trade at 451.0 at the close. Rosseti ao (MCX:) declined 1.23% or 0.0129 points to end at 1.0371 and VTB (MCX:) was down 1.17% or 0.0004 points to 0.0363.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 113 to 111 and 19 ended unchanged.
Shares in Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:) fell to all time lows; losing 4.00% or 18.8 to 451.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 2.99% to 20.310.
Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.11% or 1.45 to $1294.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.79% or 0.50 to hit $64.08 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.65 to trade at $71.48 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.53% to 64.2675, while EUR/RUB fell 0.11% to 72.6494.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.532.
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