Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.21%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.21% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors , Mining and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.21% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Sider (LM: SID ), which rose 9.80% or 0.050 points to trade at 0.560 at the close. Panoro (LM: PML ) added 4.74% or 0.012 points to end at 0.265 and Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) was up 3.54% or 0.040 points to 1.170 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ), which lost 3.80% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.760 in late trade. Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM: ICE ) declined 2.43% or 0.090 points to end at 3.610 and Bolsa de Valores de Lima SAA (LM: BVL ) shed 1.51% or 0.050 points to 3.250.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 17 to 12 and 8 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.89% or 1.24 to $66.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $71.92 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.81% or 10.90 to trade at $1356.80 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.19% to 3.2325, while EUR/PEN rose 0.13% to 4.0024.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 89.22.

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