Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.92%
Investing.com – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials , Consumer Goods and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.92%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 1.80% or 1.720 points to trade at 97.420 at the close. Telenet Group (BR: TNET ) added 1.45% or 0.68 points to end at 47.42 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) was up 0.84% or 0.10 points to 12.66 in late trade.
Biggest losers included ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which lost 3.83% or 0.446 points to trade at 11.184 in late trade. KBC (BR: KBC ) declined 3.55% or 2.360 points to end at 64.100 and Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR: COLR ) shed 1.71% or 0.85 points to 48.75.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 70 to 41 and 12 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.79% or 9.40 to $1196.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.72% or 1.24 to hit $73.36 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.98% or 1.61 to trade at $82.99 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1622, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8901.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 94.64.
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