Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.28%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.28% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Non-Metal Minerals and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General fell 0.28% 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 2.17% or 0.050 points to trade at 2.350 at the close. Inretail Peru (LM: INR ) added 1.69% or 0.300 points to end at 18.000 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) was up 1.08% or 0.37 points to 34.66 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Candente Copper (LM: DNT ), which lost 13.33% or 0.0080 points to trade at 0.0520 in late trade. Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) declined 5.46% or 0.030 points to end at 0.520 and Trevali Mining (LM: TV ) shed 3.53% or 0.030 points to 0.820.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 23 to 6 and 3 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.54% or 0.24 to $44.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.81% or 0.38 to hit $47.30 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.19 to trade at $1255.79 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.18% to 3.2715, while EUR/PEN rose 0.34% to 3.6635.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 97.16.

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