Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.34%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.34% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Services and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.34% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM: ARE ), which rose 3.12% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.990 at the close. Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) added 2.81% or 1.30 points to end at 47.50 and Edegel (LM: EDE ) was up 2.38% or 0.050 points to 2.150 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Bco Continenta (LM: CON ), which lost 2.38% or 0.100 points to trade at 4.100 in late trade. Cem Pacasmayo (LM: CPA ) declined 2.34% or 0.180 points to end at 7.500 and Inretail Peru (LM: INR ) shed 1.92% or 0.500 points to 25.500.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 16 to 10 and 8 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.33% or 0.23 to $69.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.17% or 0.13 to hit $74.50 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.79% or 9.70 to trade at $1222.10 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.01% to 3.2728, while EUR/PEN fell 0.14% to 3.8176.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.63% at 94.57.

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