Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.59%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.59%
Credit: © Reuters. – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking & Financials , Food & Beverages and Mining sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ), which rose 3.80% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.820 at the close. Inretail Peru (LM: INR ) added 1.96% or 0.500 points to end at 26.000 and Credicorp (LM: BAP ) was up 1.78% or 4.03 points to 230.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ), which unchanged 0.00% or 0.000 points to trade at 0.115 in late trade. Relapasa (LM: REL ) declined 2.56% or 0.005 points to end at 0.190 and PPX Mining Corp (LM: PPX ) 2.53% or 0.00 points to 0.08.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 8 to 3 and 4 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.94% or 0.65 to $68.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.33% or 0.24 to hit $73.21 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.41% or 5.00 to trade at $1225.10 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.12% to 3.2685, while EUR/PEN fell 0.31% to 3.7889.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 94.88.

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