Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.01%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 1.01%

Investing.com – Peru equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Mining , Banking & Financials and S&P Lima Juniors sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General gained 1.01% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ), which rose 5.00% or 2.20 points to trade at 46.20 at the close. Minsur (LM: MINi ) added 4.67% or 0.070 points to end at 1.570 and Volcan Minera (LM: VOL_pb ) was up 2.35% or 0.020 points to 0.870 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which lost 2.64% or 0.070 points to trade at 2.580 in late trade. Aceros Arequip (LM: AREi ) declined 1.30% or 0.010 points to end at 0.760 and Bco Continenta (LM: CON ) shed 1.18% or 0.050 points to 4.200.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 15 to 9 and 19 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.27% or 0.86 to $68.75 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.14% or 0.10 to hit $73.75 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.20 to trade at $1224.40 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.22% to 3.2727, while EUR/PEN fell 0.37% to 3.8239.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 94.39.

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