Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.71%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.71% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Non-Metal Minerals , S&P Lima Juniors and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.71% 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 9.09% or 0.080 points to trade at 0.960 at the close. Candente Copper (LM: DNT ) added 4.00% or 0.0030 points to end at 0.0780 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) was up 3.95% or 0.030 points to 0.790 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ENGIE Energia Peru SA (LM: ENGI ), which lost 1.45% or 0.100 points to trade at 6.800 in late trade. Bco Continenta (LM: CON ) declined 1.11% or 0.050 points to end at 4.450 and Inretail Peru (LM: INR ) shed 0.22% or 0.050 points to 22.400.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 22 to 5 and 15 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 3.41% or 2.16 to $65.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $71.05 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 3.00 to trade at $1343.10 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.44% to 3.2387, while EUR/PEN rose 0.60% to 3.9971.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 89.32.

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