Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.13%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.13% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Non-Metal Minerals , Industrials and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Unacem (LM: CEL ), which rose 4.91% or 0.140 points to trade at 2.990 at the close. Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) added 3.36% or 0.040 points to end at 1.230 and Andino Investment Holding SAA (LM: AIH ) was up 2.78% or 0.050 points to 1.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Casa Grande (LM: CSG ), which lost 3.10% or 0.180 points to trade at 5.630 in late trade. Sider (LM: SID ) declined 2.34% or 0.011 points to end at 0.459 and Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros (LM: RSR ) shed 1.97% or 0.030 points to 1.490.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 19 to 10 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 2.32% or 1.46 to $61.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 2.81% or 1.87 to hit $64.65 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1319.50 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.56% to 3.2698, while EUR/PEN rose 0.10% to 3.9828.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 90.59.

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