Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.33%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.33% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , S&P Lima Juniors and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Backus Johnsto (LM: BKJi ), which rose 3.70% or 0.750 points to trade at 21.000 at the close. Panoro (LM: PML ) added 3.00% or 0.007 points to end at 0.240 and Trevali Mining (LM: TV ) was up 2.50% or 0.020 points to 0.820 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which lost 3.81% or 0.080 points to trade at 2.020 in late trade. Candente Copper (LM: DNT ) declined 3.23% or 0.0020 points to end at 0.0600 and Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) shed 2.97% or 0.030 points to 0.980.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 14 to 12 and 13 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 2.23% or 1.49 to $68.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.10% or 0.08 to hit $77.75 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.13% or 1.70 to trade at $1300.70 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.31% to 3.2705, while EUR/PEN rose 0.66% to 3.8127.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.79% at 94.06.

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