Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.05%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.05%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Argen-X (BR: ARGX ), which rose 2.42% or 2.10 points to trade at 88.70 at the close. Telenet Group Holding NV (BR: TNET ) added 2.07% or 0.84 points to end at 41.44 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ) was up 1.22% or 0.70 points to 58.17 in late trade.

Biggest losers included bpost NV (BR: BPOST ), which lost 3.10% or 0.24 points to trade at 7.66 in late trade. Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) declined 2.47% or 2.16 points to end at 85.12 and Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) shed 1.81% or 0.41 points to 22.20.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 57 to 48 and 16 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.60% or 7.70 to $1291.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.41% or 0.19 to hit $46.73 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.76% or 0.42 to trade at $55.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.50% to 1.1399, while EUR/GBP rose 0.37% to 0.9026.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.58% at 95.868.

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