Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.40%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.40% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Non-Metal Minerals , Industrials and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Sider (LM: SID ), which rose 6.67% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.480 at the close. Unacem (LM: CEL ) added 6.29% or 0.180 points to end at 3.040 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) was up 5.56% or 0.040 points to 0.760 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Trevali Mining (LM: TV ), which lost 3.85% or 0.040 points to trade at 1.000 in late trade. Panoro (LM: PML ) declined 1.92% or 0.005 points to end at 0.255 and Rimac Seguros y Reaseguros (LM: RSR ) shed 1.43% or 0.020 points to 1.380.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 20 to 12 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 2.35% or 1.51 to $65.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.10% or 1.45 to hit $70.36 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.49% or 19.80 to trade at $1347.20 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.70% to 3.2220, while EUR/PEN rose 0.32% to 4.0062.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 89.10.

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