Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.95%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.95% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Services and Electricity sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 1.95%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Panoro (LM: PML ), which rose 7.66% or 0.021 points to trade at 0.295 at the close. Buenaventura (LM: BVN ) added 6.37% or 0.960 points to end at 16.030 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) was up 5.77% or 2.78 points to 51.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included PPX Mining Corp (LM: PPX ), which lost 11.86% or 0.01 points to trade at 0.05 in late trade. Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) declined 1.60% or 0.030 points to end at 1.850 and Inretail Peru (LM: INR ) shed 1.13% or 0.240 points to 21.000.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 23 to 7 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 2.58% or 1.53 to $60.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 2.61% or 1.64 to hit $64.36 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 1.74% or 23.20 to trade at $1353.60 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.27% to 3.2660, while EUR/PEN rose 0.21% to 4.0480.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.77% at 88.91.

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