Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.43%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.43% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 2.68% or 2.160 points to trade at 82.660 at the close. UCB (BR: UCB ) added 1.75% or 1.34 points to end at 77.80 and Proximus NV (BR: PROX ) was up 1.21% or 0.24 points to 20.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which lost 3.44% or 0.396 points to trade at 11.100 in late trade. Ackermans & Van Haaren NV (BR: ACKB ) declined 1.92% or 2.90 points to end at 147.80 and Argen-X (BR: ARGX ) shed 1.40% or 1.10 points to 77.70.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 71 to 38 and 19 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.28% or 3.40 to $1200.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 0.72% or 0.49 to hit $67.28 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.39% or 0.30 to trade at $76.20 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.52% to 1.1561, while EUR/GBP fell 0.52% to 0.8942.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 95.32.

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