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 Wednesday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Telecoms 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 Ackermans V.Haaren (BR: ACKB ), which rose 2.49% or 3.60 points to trade at 148.40 at the close. UCB (BR: UCB ) added 2.22% or 1.38 points to end at 63.44 and NV Bekaert SA (BR: BEKB ) was up 2.07% or 0.72 points to 35.74 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Umicore SA (BR: UMI ), which lost 2.28% or 0.90 points to trade at 38.38 in late trade. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) declined 2.16% or 1.710 points to end at 77.570 and Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ) shed 1.17% or 0.33 points to 27.48.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 60 to 54 and 6 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.75% or 9.58 to $1291.28 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.48% or 0.84 to hit $57.67 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.66% or 0.41 to trade at $62.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.49% to 1.1795, while EUR/GBP rose 0.08% to 0.8871.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.53% at 93.39.

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