Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 3.39%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 3.39% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Mining , Electricity and Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 3.39% to hit a new 6-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Casa Grande (LM: CSG ), which rose 14.75% or 0.900 points to trade at 7.000 at the close. Cerro Verde (LM: CVE ) added 8.11% or 1.500 points to end at 20.000 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) was up 7.77% or 2.04 points to 28.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Panoro (LM: PML ), which lost 3.67% or 0.004 points to trade at 0.105 in late trade. Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ) declined 2.35% or 0.004 points to end at 0.166 and Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM: ICE ) shed 1.82% or 0.100 points to 5.400.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 23 to 5 and 9 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 4.86% or 1.87 to $40.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.17% or 0.07 to hit $41.40 a barrel, while the April Gold contract rose 2.35% or 28.90 to trade at $1258.70 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.3680, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.8278.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.97% at 94.77.

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