Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 1.03%

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Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 1.03%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 rose 1.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which rose 2.58% or 0.290 points to trade at 11.516 at the close. Proximus NV (BR: PROX ) added 2.54% or 0.52 points to end at 21.02 and Umicore SA (BR: UMI ) was up 2.10% or 1.03 points to 50.16 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Argen-X (BR: ARGX ), which lost 4.60% or 3.30 points to trade at 68.50 in late trade. Telenet Group (BR: TNET ) declined 3.83% or 1.84 points to end at 46.16 and Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR: COLR ) shed 1.93% or 0.98 points to 49.88.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 53 to 48 and 24 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.07% or 0.80 to $1209.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.38% or 0.27 to hit $70.50 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.82% or 0.65 to trade at $78.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.62% to 1.1745, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8874.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 93.69.

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