Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.76%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.76% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Mining , Banking & Financials and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.76% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Panoro (LM: PML ), which rose 5.79% or 0.007 points to trade at 0.128 at the close. Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ) added 4.05% or 0.850 points to end at 21.850 and Buenaventura (LM: BVN ) was up 1.69% or 0.200 points to 12.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included PPX Mining Corp (LM: PPX ), which unchanged 6.25% or 0.00 points to trade at 0.04 in late trade. Minera Irl (LM: IRL ) unchanged 2.78% or 0.00 points to end at 0.07 and Relapasa (LM: REL ) shed 2.13% or 0.005 points to 0.230.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 14 to 5 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.32% or 0.61 to $46.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.30% or 0.63 to hit $49.05 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.95% or 11.58 to trade at $1228.88 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.23% to 3.2430, while EUR/PEN rose 0.36% to 3.7165.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.69% at 94.90.

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