Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.18%

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Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.18%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 added 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were KBC (BR: KBC ), which rose 1.50% or 1.020 points to trade at 69.020 at the close. Umicore SA (BR: UMI ) added 1.41% or 0.55 points to end at 39.24 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) was up 0.79% or 0.120 points to 15.295 in late trade.

Biggest losers included UCB (BR: UCB ), which lost 1.45% or 0.91 points to trade at 61.64 in late trade. Ackermans V.Haaren (BR: ACKB ) declined 0.84% or 1.25 points to end at 148.15 and Telenet Group (BR: TNET ) shed 0.72% or 0.43 points to 58.99.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 55 to 54 and 14 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.33% or 4.29 to $1287.91 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.47% or 0.85 to hit $58.87 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.10 to trade at $63.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.72% to 1.1936, while EUR/GBP rose 0.57% to 0.8954.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.41% at 92.66.

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