Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.94%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.94% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Banking & Financials and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.94% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Compania Minera Milpo SAA Class I (LM: MILi ), which rose 3.12% or 0.100 points to trade at 3.300 at the close. Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) added 2.46% or 1.31 points to end at 54.60 and ENGIE Energia Peru SA (LM: ENGI ) was up 1.98% or 0.130 points to 6.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Candente Copper (LM: DNT ), which lost 10.11% or 0.0090 points to trade at 0.0800 in late trade. Atacocha (LM: ATB ) declined 1.54% or 0.010 points to end at 0.640 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) shed 1.37% or 0.010 points to 0.720.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 11 to 10 and 16 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.48% or 0.30 to $62.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $65.48 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.17% or 15.50 to trade at $1335.40 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.32% to 3.2525, while EUR/PEN rose 1.00% to 4.0433.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.44% at 89.56.

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