Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.63%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.63% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Electricity and Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Buenaventura (LM: BVN ), which rose 2.57% or 0.400 points to trade at 15.960 at the close. Relapasa (LM: REL ) added 2.43% or 0.007 points to end at 0.295 and Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) was up 2.10% or 0.040 points to 1.940 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Candente Copper (LM: DNT ), which lost 22.50% or 0.0180 points to trade at 0.0620 in late trade. PPX Mining Corp (LM: PPX ) declined 8.33% or 0.01 points to end at 0.06 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) shed 2.63% or 0.020 points to 0.740.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 14 to 12 and 14 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.08% or 0.05 to $63.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $68.27 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1337.00 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.03% to 3.2265, while EUR/PEN rose 0.22% to 3.9662.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 89.78.

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