The Lima General Index fell for the seventh session in eight, losing 3.1 percent to 18,543.93. The MSCI All Peru Capped Index dropped 3.8 percent to 2,344.62.
Candente Copper Corp. (DNT) , a Canadian exploration company, plunged 7.6 percent to 98 cents. Rio Cristal Resources Corp. (RCZ) , a Canadian zinc exploration company, declined 7.1 percent to 13 cents. Panoro Minerals Ltd. (PML) , a Canadian copper and gold exploration company, fell 7.1 percent to 39 cents. Southern Copper Corp. (SCCO) , Peru’s biggest copper producer, dropped 5.7 percent to $26.16. Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde SA (CVERDEC1 PE), a unit of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., slid 4.5 percent to $34.20 as workers said they will strike tomorrow after wage talks failed.
Fuel refiners dropped after crude futures in New York declined.
Refineria la Pampilla SA (RELAPAC1 PE), a unit of Spain’s Repsol YPF SA known as Relapasa, fell 3.9 percent to 74 centimos. Maple Energy Plc (MPLE) , the oil and natural gas producer with operations in Peru, retreated 3.9 percent to 99 cents.
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