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Russia stocks higher at close of trade; MOEX Russia up 2.13% – Russia stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & GasTelecoms and Power sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia gained 2.13%.

The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were Gazprom PAO (MCX:GAZP), which rose 16.36% or 26.67 points to trade at 189.67 at the close. Meanwhile, Rostelecom (MCX:RTKM) added 4.01% or 3.00 points to end at 77.73 and Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) was up 3.78% or 18.2 points to 499.2 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were United Company Rusal Plc (MCX:RUAL), which fell 3.26% or 0.845 points to trade at 25.075 at the close. Lukoil (MCX:LKOH) declined 3.02% or 161.5 points to end at 5188.5 and NMTP (MCX:NMTP) was down 2.13% or 0.1500 points to 6.8950.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 131 to 95 and 15 ended unchanged.

Shares in Gazprom PAO (MCX:GAZP) rose to 5-year highs; up 16.36% or 26.67 to 189.67. Shares in Rostelecom (MCX:RTKM) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.01% or 3.00 to 77.73.

The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was up 6.23% to 18.930.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.42% or 5.45 to $1296.35 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June rose 1.46% or 0.89 to hit $61.93 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract rose 1.77% or 1.24 to trade at $71.47 a barrel.

USD/RUB was down 0.82% to 64.8934, while EUR/RUB fell 0.97% to 72.7368.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.315.

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