Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.25%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.25% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , S&P Lima Juniors and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which rose 2.63% or 0.050 points to trade at 1.950 at the close. Enel Distribucion Peru SAA (LM: ENE ) added 1.75% or 0.100 points to end at 5.800 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) was up 1.39% or 0.010 points to 0.730 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Austral Group SAA (LM: AUG ), which lost 7.10% or 0.110 points to trade at 1.440 in late trade. Casa Grande (LM: CSG ) declined 5.83% or 0.350 points to end at 5.650 and Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ) shed 4.17% or 0.500 points to 11.500.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 20 to 8 and 19 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 2.79% or 1.77 to $61.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 2.24% or 1.50 to hit $65.36 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.74% or 9.90 to trade at $1319.60 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.03% to 3.2495, while EUR/PEN fell 0.99% to 3.9872.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.73% at 90.17.

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