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Lima Stock Exchange closed with 13 indices in green and rose 0.55%

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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.

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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.

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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.

Source: Larepublica

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