Russia stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms, Mining and Oil&Gas sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Moscow, the MOEX Russia rose 0.08%.
The best performers of the session on the MOEX Russia were NPK OVK PAO (MCX:UWGN), which rose 8.17% or 42.5 points to trade at 563.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Safmar Finansovye Investitsii PAO (MCX:SFIN) added 6.87% or 46.0 points to end at 716.0 and SG mechel (MCX:MTLR) was up 2.43% or 2.25 points to 94.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT), which fell 3.22% or 3.80 points to trade at 114.30 at the close. Unipro (MCX:UPRO) declined 1.75% or 0.0480 points to end at 2.7020 and Surgut-pref (MCX:SNGS_p) was down 1.19% or 0.410 points to 34.040.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Moscow Stock Exchange by 102 to 98 and 23 ended unchanged.
Shares in Aeroflot (MCX:AFLT) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.22% or 3.80 to 114.30.
The Russian VIX, which measures the implied volatility of MOEX Russia options, was down 1.08% to 23.780.
Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.65% or 7.90 to $1215.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 0.53% or 0.36 to hit $68.85 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.43 to trade at $73.64 a barrel.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 95.19.