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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.88%

Published 2018/03/21, 23:35
Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.88%
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Investing.com – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors, Mining and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were PPX Mining Corp (LM:PPX), which unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to trade at 0.06 at the close. Relapasa (LM:REL) added 7.17% or 0.021 points to end at 0.314 and Grana Y Monter (LM:GRA) was up 5.33% or 0.080 points to 1.580 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM:ARE), which lost 2.22% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.880 in late trade. Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM:ENE) declined 1.74% or 0.100 points to end at 5.650 and Cem Pacasmayo (LM:CPA) shed 1.69% or 0.130 points to 7.570.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 23 to 13 and 10 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 3.05% or 1.94 to $65.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $69.81 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.57% or 20.60 to trade at $1332.50 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.26% to 3.2485, while EUR/PEN fell 0.16% to 3.9948.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.81% at 89.28.

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