Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.00%

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Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.00%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financials , Consumer Goods and Media sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 added 0.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were KBC (BR: KBC ), which rose 2.70% or 1.630 points to trade at 62.040 at the close. Ageas (BR: AGES ) added 0.52% or 0.190 points to end at 36.545 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) was up 0.42% or 0.060 points to 14.210 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.81% or 2.350 points to trade at 81.340 in late trade. Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ) declined 1.64% or 0.50 points to end at 29.98 and NV Bekaert SA (BR: BEKB ) shed 1.55% or 0.71 points to 45.03.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 70 to 38 and 13 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.29% or 3.70 to $1287.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 2.23% or 1.13 to hit $49.58 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.98% or 1.05 to trade at $51.94 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.0694, while EUR/GBP fell 0.12% to 0.8356.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 99.85.

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