After gains in the oil, gas and mining sectors, Russia’s reserves were the highest after closure this Friday.
MOEX Russia, near Moscow, rose 0.77%.
The best performing performers at MOEX Russia were Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX: SFIN), which rose to 11.05% or 60.4 points to trade at 607.0 at the end. Meanwhile, AK Transneft OAO Pref (MCX: TRNF_p) added 5.71% or 9400 points to end 174,000 and NK RussNeft PAO (MCX: RNFT) rose 3.28% or 19.0 points to 599.0 in late trading.
The worst representatives of the sessions were Unipro (MCX: UPRO), which dropped to 3.62% or 0.0960 points to trade at 2.5540 at the end. Polyus OAO (MCX: PLZL) dropped 2.28% or 124.5 points to close at 5343.5 and X5 Retail Group NV (MCX: FIVEDR) dropped 1.48% or 24.0 points to 1592.5.
Stock growth was lower than those on the Moscow Stock Exchange with 119 at 110 and 14 closed unchanged.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia’s options, was down 1.62% to 19,400 a new 6-month low.
May Brent oil contract dropped 0.62% or 0.42 to trade at $ 66.81 per barrel, crude oil for delivery in April fell 0.38% or 0.22 to capture $ 58.39 per barrel. April gold yields rose 0.51% or 6.65 to $ 1301.75 a troy ounce.
USD / RUB dropped 0.71% to 65.0483, while EUR / RUB dropped 0.52% to 73.6300.
Dollar’s US dollar index dropped 0.20% to 96.575./Investing.com