Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.89%

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Peru shares lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.89% – Peru equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking & Financials , Non-Metal Minerals and Food & Beverages sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.89%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Relapasa (LM: REL ), which rose 2.08% or 0.005 points to trade at 0.245 at the close. Bco Continenta (LM: CON ) added 0.48% or 0.020 points to end at 4.190 and Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM: ICE ) was up 0.20% or 0.010 points to 5.010 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Casa Grande (LM: CSG ), which lost 3.87% or 0.290 points to trade at 7.210 in late trade. Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) declined 3.38% or 0.120 points to end at 3.430 and Milpo (LM: MIL ) shed 2.86% or 0.100 points to 3.400.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 18 to 3 and 14 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 1.91% or 1.01 to $53.76 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.96% or 1.08 to hit $56.16 a barrel, while the February Gold contract fell 0.83% or 9.90 to trade at $1187.90 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.24% to 3.3015, while EUR/PEN rose 0.06% to 3.5230.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.73% at 100.64.

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