Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.16%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 lost 0.16% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR: COLR ), which rose 2.50% or 1.11 points to trade at 45.55 at the close. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) added 1.29% or 1.100 points to end at 86.420 and Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) was up 1.03% or 1.20 points to 118.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included bpost NV (BR: BPOST ), which lost 2.43% or 0.38 points to trade at 15.27 in late trade. Telenet Group (BR: TNET ) declined 2.22% or 1.04 points to end at 45.86 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) shed 1.48% or 0.21 points to 13.95.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 65 to 50 and 24 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.08% or 1.10 to $1303.30 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in July fell 4.23% or 2.99 to hit $67.72 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 3.35% or 2.64 to trade at $76.15 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.49% to 1.1662, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8757.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 94.11.

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