Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.92%

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Peru shares higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.92%
Credit: © Reuters. – Peru equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining , Banking & Financials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.92% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Sider (LM: SID ), which rose 5.71% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.370 at the close. Sociedad Minera el Brocal SAA (LM: BRO ) added 5.22% or 0.350 points to end at 7.050 and Buenaventura (LM: BVN ) was up 5.00% or 0.600 points to 12.600 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grana Y Monter (LM: GRA ), which lost 2.81% or 0.130 points to trade at 4.500 in late trade. Inversiones Centenario SAA (LM: ICE ) declined 1.96% or 0.100 points to end at 5.000 and Ferreyros (LM: FER ) shed 1.79% or 0.030 points to 1.650.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 20 to 11 and 3 ended unchanged on the Lima Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 1.80% or 0.94 to $53.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 1.75% or 0.97 to hit $56.44 a barrel, while the February Gold contract rose 0.21% or 2.45 to trade at $1164.45 a troy ounce.

USD/PEN was up 0.58% to 3.3935, while EUR/PEN rose 1.16% to 3.5554.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.70% at 102.52.

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