Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.91%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.91% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Non-Metal Minerals , Industrials and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General rose 0.91% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Unacem (LM: CEL ), which rose 5.56% or 0.150 points to trade at 2.850 at the close. Trevali Mining (LM: TV ) added 3.33% or 0.020 points to end at 0.620 and Alicorp (LM: ALI ) was up 3.08% or 0.200 points to 6.700 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ), which lost 8.65% or 1.800 points to trade at 19.000 in late trade. Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ) declined 1.56% or 0.100 points to end at 6.300 and Minsur (LM: MINi ) shed 1.48% or 0.020 points to 1.330.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 17 to 10 and 7 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.52% or 0.71 to $45.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $47.02 a barrel, while the August Gold contract rose 0.12% or 1.60 to trade at $1329.00 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2770, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.6227.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.14% at 96.56.

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