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Lima Stock Exchange reopens higher, about to erase annual losses

The Lima Stock Exchange (BVL) began the session on Wednesday with gains, amid the advance of the mining sector although the gains were limited by the losses in the financial sector.

At 10:44 in the morning, the S & P / BVL Peru General Index, the most representative of the Lima stock market, rose 0.60% to 20,803.23 points.

Similarly, the S & P / BVL Peru Selective Index, which is made up of the most traded shares in the local market, posted an advance of 0.63% and stood at 548.59 units.

The Lima stock market is very close to returning to the level registered at the end of 2020, when the general index reached 20,816.37 points while the selective ended with 549.45 points

By sectors, performance was uneven in the first minutes of the day. The consumer sector led the advances with 0.98%, followed by mining (0.77%) and industrial (0.25%). Financial (-1.12%) and construction (-0.07%) were shown in red, while services and electricity still did not register variations.

Among the shares that rose the most this Wednesday were Buenaventura (6.06%), Backus (5.26%), Nexa Resources Atacocha (4.29%), Casa Grande (3.51%) and Sociedad Minera El Brocal (1.89%).

On the other side of the table were the papers of Credicorp (-1.14%), Southern Copper (-0.67%) and Unacem (-0.62%).


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