– Russia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Power, Mining and Manufacturing sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia added 0.30%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which rose 3.55% or 1.100 points to trade at 32.100 at the close. Meanwhile, Sberbank Rossii PAO (MCX:SBER) added 1.70% or 3.57 points to end at 214.00 and AFK Sistema (MCX:AFKS) was up 1.68% or 0.160 points to 9.700 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN), which fell 7.91% or 43.5 points to trade at 506.5 at the close. Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX:TRMK) declined 3.33% or 1.70 points to end at 49.30 and Polyus OAO (MCX:PLZL) was down 2.57% or 140.0 points to 5300.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 124 to 95 and 19 ended unchanged.
Shares in Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX:TRMK) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.33% or 1.70 to 49.30.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 0.26% to 23.360.
Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.43% or 5.65 to $1312.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.86% or 0.98 to hit $51.74 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.29% or 0.80 to trade at $61.30 a barrel.
USD/RUB was up 0.03% to 65.8133, while EUR/RUB fell 0.34% to 74.2250.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 96.825.