Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.48%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.48% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Banking & Financials , Mining and Non-Metal Minerals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General lost 0.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Candente Copper (LM: DNT ), which rose 2.74% or 0.0020 points to trade at 0.0750 at the close. Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) added 2.07% or 0.040 points to end at 1.970 and Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM: ARE ) was up 1.15% or 0.010 points to 0.880 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ), which lost 6.88% or 0.740 points to trade at 10.010 in late trade. Sider (LM: SID ) declined 3.77% or 0.020 points to end at 0.510 and Atacocha (LM: ATB ) shed 3.39% or 0.020 points to 0.570.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 19 to 12 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 2.55% or 1.62 to $61.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.89% or 1.29 to hit $67.04 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 8.50 to trade at $1337.00 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.17% to 3.2325, while EUR/PEN rose 0.53% to 3.9690.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 89.82.

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