Investing.com – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the gained 0.22%.
The best performers of the session on the were SG mechel (MCX:), which rose 6.60% or 11.70 points to trade at 189.10 at the close. Meanwhile, NLMK ao (MCX:) added 2.13% or 2.37 points to end at 113.85 and Severstal – ao (MCX:) was up 2.02% or 18.20 points to 919.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were DIXY Group ao (MCX:), which fell 2.24% or 6.30 points to trade at 274.80 at the close. Surgut-pref (MCX:) declined 1.44% or 0.450 points to end at 30.800 and Polymetal International PLC (MCX:) was down 1.08% or 6.50 points to 598.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 114 to 106 and 17 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of MICEX options, was up 0.04% to 22.940.
Gold for February delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $ 1135.00 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.53% or 0.28 to hit $ 53.23 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $ 55.90 a barrel.
USD/RUB was down 0.09% to 60.9994, while EUR/RUB fell 0.23% to 63.748.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.12% at 102.95.
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