Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.26%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.26% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Banking & Financials and Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Intergroup (LM: IFS ), which rose 3.80% or 1.500 points to trade at 41.000 at the close. Atacocha (LM: ATB ) added 3.12% or 0.020 points to end at 0.660 and Edegel (LM: EDE ) was up 1.53% or 0.030 points to 1.990 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which lost 6.53% or 0.130 points to trade at 1.860 in late trade. PPX Mining Corp (LM: PPX ) unchanged 1.67% or 0.00 points to end at 0.06 and Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) shed 1.67% or 0.020 points to 1.180.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 14 to 10 and 14 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.78% or 0.48 to $61.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.21% or 0.14 to hit $65.11 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 5.60 to trade at $1325.60 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.23% to 3.2450, while EUR/PEN fell 0.45% to 3.9985.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 90.00.

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