MOSCOW: Russia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Power, Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher. At the close in Moscow, the MICEX rose 0.36%. The best performers of the session on the MICEX were MosEnrg (MCX:MSNG), which rose 3.51% or 0.0985 points to trade at 2.9080 at the close. Meanwhile, Uralkaliy (MCX:URKA) added 3.50% or 4.85 points to end at 143.45 and Rosseti ao (MCX:RSTI) was up 3.08% or 0.0286 points to 0.9580 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Trubnaya Metallurgicheskaya Kompaniya OAO (MCX:TRMK), which fell 2.71% or 1.95 points to trade at 70.04 at the close. ALROSA ao (MCX:ALRS) declined 1.90% or 1.520 points to end at 78.300 and Tatneft-3 (MCX:TATN) was down 1.43% or 5.45 points to 375.50. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 118 to 96 and 17 ended unchanged. The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.25% to 19.760. Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.25% or 3.21 to $1294.81 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.77% or 0.86 to hit $47.80 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 1.80% or 0.95 to trade at $51.77 a barrel. USD/RUB was up 0.10% to 59.0618, while EUR/RUB rose 0.45% to 69.7450. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 93.05.