Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.97%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.97% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials , S&P Lima Juniors and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.97% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Edegel (LM: EDE ), which rose 2.50% or 0.050 points to trade at 2.050 at the close. Casa Grande (LM: CSG ) added 2.16% or 0.130 points to end at 6.140 and Bolsa de Valores de Lima SAA (LM: BVL ) was up 0.59% or 0.020 points to 3.420 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Candente Copper (LM: DNT ), which lost 9.00% or 0.0090 points to trade at 0.0910 in late trade. Austral Group SAA (LM: AUG ) declined 8.28% or 0.130 points to end at 1.440 and Minsur (LM: MINi ) shed 5.73% or 0.110 points to 1.810.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 22 to 7 and 9 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 2.92% or 1.68 to $55.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 2.66% or 1.67 to hit $61.19 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.50 to trade at $1266.40 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.06% to 3.2337, while EUR/PEN fell 0.18% to 3.8176.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.28% at 93.53.

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