Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.04%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.04%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 declined 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ), which rose 3.71% or 2.27 points to trade at 63.49 at the close. Cofinimmo SA (BR: COFB ) added 0.99% or 1.10 points to end at 112.00 and Ageas (BR: AGES ) was up 0.86% or 0.340 points to 39.740 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Argen-X (BR: ARGX ), which lost 1.99% or 1.90 points to trade at 93.70 in late trade. Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) declined 1.47% or 0.38 points to end at 25.44 and Umicore SA (BR: UMI ) shed 1.25% or 0.46 points to 36.36.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 58 to 57 and 6 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.25% or 3.25 to $1290.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 1.81% or 0.95 to hit $51.64 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.77% or 1.09 to trade at $60.59 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.13% to 1.1482, while EUR/GBP fell 0.90% to 0.8936.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 95.148.

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