Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.22%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.22% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Banking & Financials and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 1.22% to hit a new 3-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Atacocha (LM: ATB ), which rose 4.48% or 0.030 points to trade at 0.700 at the close. Buenaventura (LM: BVN ) added 4.36% or 0.660 points to end at 15.810 and Trevali Mining (LM: TV ) was up 4.07% or 0.050 points to 1.280 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ), which lost 4.00% or 0.500 points to trade at 12.000 in late trade. Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) declined 0.51% or 0.010 points to end at 1.940 and Inretail Peru (LM: INR ) shed 0.05% or 0.010 points to 20.580.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 30 to 5 and 13 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.16% or 1.39 to $65.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.10% or 0.77 to hit $70.73 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 1.60% or 21.40 to trade at $1358.10 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.20% to 3.2125, while EUR/PEN rose 0.74% to 3.9788.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.95% at 89.03.

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