Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.17%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.17% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Food & Beverages , Mining and Banking & Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Sider (LM: SID ), which rose 4.48% or 0.015 points to trade at 0.350 at the close. Edegel (LM: EDE ) added 2.19% or 0.050 points to end at 2.330 and Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) was up 2.00% or 0.010 points to 0.510 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Austral Group SAA (LM: AUG ), which lost 15.62% or 0.250 points to trade at 1.350 in late trade. Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM: ICE ) declined 3.45% or 0.100 points to end at 2.800 and Bco Continenta (LM: CON ) shed 2.44% or 0.100 points to 4.000.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 13 to 9 and 13 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.46% or 0.21 to $46.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.10% or 0.05 to hit $48.67 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.61% or 7.52 to trade at $1241.22 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was unchanged 0.00% to 3.2435, while EUR/PEN unchanged 0.00% to 3.7549.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 94.45.

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