Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.36%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.36%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Utilities , Healthcare and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ), which rose 2.43% or 1.61 points to trade at 68.00 at the close. KBC (BR: KBC ) added 1.93% or 1.180 points to end at 62.300 and Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR: COLR ) was up 1.33% or 0.74 points to 56.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aperam SA (AS: APAM ), which lost 3.19% or 0.86 points to trade at 26.13 in late trade. Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) declined 2.72% or 0.34 points to end at 12.16 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) shed 2.27% or 0.254 points to 10.936.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 68 to 40 and 17 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 1.24% or 14.90 to $1214.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.98% or 0.55 to hit $56.80 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.21% or 0.80 to trade at $66.92 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1318, while EUR/GBP rose 1.93% to 0.8872.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 97.00.

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