Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.45%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.45% – Peru equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Mining , Food & Beverages and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Austral Group SAA (LM: AUG ), which rose 5.63% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.500 at the close. Corporacion Aceros Arequipa SA (LM: ARE ) added 2.98% or 0.020 points to end at 0.690 and Southern Copper Corp (LM: SPC ) was up 2.77% or 0.94 points to 34.89 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Backus Johnsto (LM: BKJi ), which lost 2.35% or 0.400 points to trade at 16.600 in late trade. Candente Copper (LM: DNT ) declined 2.17% or 0.0010 points to end at 0.0450 and Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ) shed 1.91% or 0.040 points to 2.060.

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

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.89% or 0.38 to $43.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.97% or 0.44 to hit $45.66 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.71% or 8.91 to trade at $1258.31 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was down 0.11% to 3.2560, while EUR/PEN fell 0.02% to 3.6454.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 96.98.

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