Russia stocks lower at close of trade.

Losses in the mining, oil and gas sectors and energy impacted the decline in stock, while Russia’s reserves were lower after closure on Thursday.

MOEX Russia lost 1.05%, close to Moscow.

Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX: TRMK) added 2.90% or 1.60 points to end 56.74 and NK Rosneft PAO (MCX: ROSN) rose 1.29% or 5.50 points to 431.00 in late trading. Best of the session at MOEX Russia were Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX), which rose 3.54% or 83.20 points to trade at 2434.00 at the end.

Falling stocks were larger than those advancing on the Moscow Stock Exchange from 158 to 76 and 14 were closed unchanged.

Shares in Yandex NV (MCX: YNDX) rose at 52-week levels; gaining 3.54% or 83.20 at 2434.00.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia’s options, was down 2.34% to 18,400 a new 6-month low.

Somewhere in commodity trading, crude oil delivered in May fell 1.80% or 1.16 to capture $ 63.45 per barrel, while Brent oil contract fell 1.37% or 0.98 to trade at $ 70.75 per barrel. June delivery was down 1.29% or 16.95 to $ 1296.95 a troy ons.

USD / RUB rose 0.53% to 64.6648, while EUR / RUB rose 0.42% to 72.7900.

US Dollar Futures Index rose 0.20% to 96,748./


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