Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 2.26%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 2.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Peru equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , S&P Lima Juniors and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 2.26% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM: ICE ), which rose 0.58% or 0.020 points to trade at 3.450 at the close. Inretail Peru (LM: INR ) added 0.43% or 0.110 points to end at 25.800 and Luz Del Sur (LM: LUZ ) was up 0.08% or 0.010 points to 12.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Buenaventura (LM: BVN ), which lost 8.85% or 1.180 points to trade at 12.150 in late trade. Atacocha (LM: ATB ) declined 7.89% or 0.030 points to end at 0.350 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) shed 7.83% or 3.59 points to 42.26.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 31 to 3 and 4 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 3.19% or 2.14 to $64.90 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.08% or 0.06 to hit $70.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 1.57% or 18.90 to trade at $1181.80 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.55% to 3.3180, while EUR/PEN rose 1.16% to 3.7748.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 96.59.

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