Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.42%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.42%
Credit: © Reuters. – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking & Financials , Mining and Non-Metal Minerals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.42% to hit a new 3-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Austral Group SAA (LM: AUG ), which rose 4.17% or 0.060 points to trade at 1.500 at the close. Buenaventura (LM: BVN ) added 1.76% or 0.260 points to end at 15.050 and Atacocha (LM: ATB ) was up 1.45% or 0.010 points to 0.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Panoro (LM: PML ), which lost 3.23% or 0.010 points to trade at 0.300 in late trade. Edegel (LM: EDE ) declined 2.16% or 0.040 points to end at 1.810 and Bco Continenta (LM: CON ) shed 2.06% or 0.090 points to 4.290.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 12 to 11 and 17 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.72% or 0.46 to $63.49 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.85% or 0.59 to hit $68.72 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.35% or 4.60 to trade at $1331.80 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.10% to 3.2157, while EUR/PEN rose 0.11% to 3.9347.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 90.44.

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