Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.20%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.20% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking & Financials , Services and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.20% to hit a new 3-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Edegel (LM: EDE ), which rose 3.83% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.900 at the close. Credicorp (LM: BAP ) added 1.26% or 2.90 points to end at 232.80 and ENGIE Energia Peru SA (LM: ENGI ) was up 0.70% or 0.050 points to 7.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Atacocha (LM: ATB ), which lost 4.29% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.670 in late trade. Panoro (LM: PML ) declined 3.23% or 0.010 points to end at 0.300 and Sider (LM: SID ) shed 2.10% or 0.010 points to 0.465.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 18 to 11 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.37% or 0.87 to $64.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.20% or 0.83 to hit $69.86 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.67% or 8.90 to trade at $1340.80 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.17% to 3.2190, while EUR/PEN rose 0.48% to 3.9496.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 89.89.

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