Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 1.73%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 1.73% – 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 fell 1.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Empresa Agroindustrial Pomalca (LM: POM ), which rose 2.17% or 0.003 points to trade at 0.141 at the close. Luz Del Sur (LM: LUZ ) added 2.00% or 0.240 points to end at 12.240 and Intergroup (LM: IFS ) was up 1.23% or 0.500 points to 41.050 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM: ARE ), which lost 6.25% or 0.060 points to trade at 0.900 in late trade. Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) declined 4.48% or 0.060 points to end at 1.280 and Relapasa (LM: REL ) shed 4.22% or 0.015 points to 0.340.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 29 to 3 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.14% or 0.75 to $65.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 1.51% or 1.05 to hit $68.60 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.04% or 14.00 to trade at $1333.90 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.22% to 3.2185, while EUR/PEN fell 0.05% to 4.0059.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.62% at 89.03.

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