Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.81%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.81% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Mining , Banking & Financials and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 0.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ), which rose 3.29% or 1.14 points to trade at 35.80 at the close. Backus Johnsto (LM: BKJi ) added 3.16% or 0.530 points to end at 17.280 and Luz Del Sur (LM: LUZ ) was up 2.68% or 0.300 points to 11.500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Candente Copper (LM: DNT ), which lost 16.67% or 0.0100 points to trade at 0.0500 in late trade. Atacocha (LM: ATB ) declined 5.20% or 0.013 points to end at 0.237 and Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM: ARE ) shed 2.94% or 0.020 points to 0.660.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 13 to 7 and 10 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.47% or 0.66 to $44.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $46.90 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.90% or 11.28 to trade at $1245.22 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2670, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.6689.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 97.23.

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