Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.07%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.07% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the S&P Lima Juniors , Electricity and Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ), which rose 2.79% or 0.98 points to trade at 36.11 at the close. Sider (LM: SID ) added 1.98% or 0.007 points to end at 0.360 and Milpo (LM: MIL ) was up 1.51% or 0.050 points to 3.350 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Buenaventura (LM: BVN ), which lost 2.99% or 0.400 points to trade at 13.000 in late trade. Relapasa (LM: REL ) declined 2.50% or 0.006 points to end at 0.234 and Atacocha (LM: ATB ) shed 2.50% or 0.010 points to 0.390.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 15 to 11 and 10 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 2.10% or 1.10 to $51.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 2.18% or 1.21 to hit $54.26 a barrel, while the February Gold contract fell 0.76% or 9.25 to trade at $1203.65 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.13% to 3.3470, while EUR/PEN fell 0.32% to 3.5747.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.99% at 101.25.

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