Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.50%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.50%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Technology , Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 declined 0.50%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Telenet Group Holding NV (BR: TNET ), which rose 4.51% or 1.86 points to trade at 43.08 at the close. Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR: COLR ) added 2.10% or 1.28 points to end at 62.10 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) was up 1.02% or 0.13 points to 12.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.40% or 2.300 points to trade at 93.580 in late trade. Umicore SA (BR: UMI ) declined 1.93% or 0.70 points to end at 35.57 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ) shed 1.49% or 0.94 points to 62.27.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 69 to 34 and 19 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.33% or 4.15 to $1243.25 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.66% or 1.40 to hit $51.18 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.92% or 1.18 to trade at $60.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.50% to 1.1304, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8988.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.450.

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