Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.54%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.54% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food & Beverages , Non-Metal Minerals and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Volcan Compania Minera SAA (LM: VOLa ), which rose 7.41% or 0.160 points to trade at 2.320 at the close. Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM: ARE ) added 4.48% or 0.030 points to end at 0.700 and Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) was up 4.48% or 0.090 points to 2.100 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Minera Irl (LM: IRL ), which unchanged 3.64% or 0.00 points to trade at 0.11 in late trade. Sider (LM: SID ) declined 2.68% or 0.011 points to end at 0.400 and Cem Pacasmayo (LM: CPA ) shed 1.35% or 0.100 points to 7.300.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 18 to 10 and 8 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.91% or 0.46 to $50.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.07% or 0.57 to hit $53.70 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 2.40 to trade at $1247.40 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.02% to 3.2485, while EUR/PEN rose 0.14% to 3.4757.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 100.42.

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