The Lima Stock Exchange closed its operations this Friday, August 5, in positive territory. It scored 13 indexes on the rise, two without variation and one on the decline.
The S&P/BVL Peru General index, the most representative of the Lima stock market, rose 0.55% to 19,421.2 points. For his part, the S&P/BVL Peru Selective Indexwhich is made up of the most traded shares in the local market, gained 1.04% and stood at 506.84 units.
The financial sector led the gains and rose 1.28%, followed by mining (1.03%), consumption (0.57%), industrial (0.31%) and construction (0.01%). On the other hand, services and electricity did not show variation.
US market closed mostly lower
Internationally, US stocks closed mostly lower on Friday after a much stronger-than-expected July employment reading reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will continue to aggressively raise interest rates in its bid to control inflation, according to Market Watch.
Thus, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.23% rose 76.65 points, or 0.2%, to close at 32,803.47. The S&P 500 SPX, -0.16% fell 6.75 points, or 0.2%, to finish at 4,145.19. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite COMP ,-0.50% lost 63.03 points, or 0.5%, to finish at 12,657.55.