Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.72%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.72% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Mining , Industrials and Non-Metal Minerals sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.72%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Buenaventura (LM: BVN ), which rose 5.25% or 0.580 points to trade at 11.630 at the close. Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) added 2.47% or 0.020 points to end at 0.830 and Intergroup (LM: IFS ) was up 1.49% or 0.500 points to 34.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ), which lost 3.45% or 0.005 points to trade at 0.140 in late trade. Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM: ENE ) declined 0.76% or 0.040 points to end at 5.260 and Alicorp (LM: ALI ) shed 0.73% or 0.060 points to 8.140.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 12 to 8 and 15 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 3.12% or 1.40 to $46.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.83% or 1.35 to hit $48.98 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 3.32 to trade at $1242.48 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2410, while EUR/PEN fell 0.29% to 3.7054.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 95.39.

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