Peru Stocks: Atacocha, Candente, Rio Alto Were Active

The following companies had unusual price changes in Peru trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and share prices are as of the close of trading.

The Lima General Index fell 0.3 percent to 20,661.89. The MSCI All Peru Capped Index declined 0.3 percent to 2,769.94.

Copper and zinc producers fell as the metals declined in New York after the U.S. added more workers than forecast in June, reducing pressure on the Federal Reserve to loosen monetary policy.

Candente Copper Corp. (DNT PE), the Canadian mining exploration company with operations in Peru, dropped the most in four weeks, falling 3.6 percent to 53 cents. Cia. Minera Atacocha SA (ATACOBC1 PE), the Lima-based silver and zinc mining company, slid 2.2 percent to 45 centimos.

Rio Alto Mining Ltd. (RIO PE), a Canadian gold exploration company, declined the most in a week, weakening 1.2 percent to $4.15. Gold prices fell as a rebound in the U.S. dollar eroded the appeal of the metal as an alternative investment.

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