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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.14%

Published 24-04-2018, 09:50 pm
© Reuters.  Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.14%

Investing.com – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology, Telecoms and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 lost 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Ageas (BR:AGES), which rose 0.89% or 0.390 points to trade at 44.250 at the close. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR:ABI) added 0.55% or 0.47 points to end at 85.07 and Telenet Group (BR:TNET) was up 0.37% or 0.20 points to 53.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which lost 1.70% or 1.340 points to trade at 77.300 in late trade. Proximus NV (BR:PROX) declined 1.64% or 0.43 points to end at 25.85 and bpost NV (BR:BPOST) shed 1.08% or 0.20 points to 18.35.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 74 to 43 and 20 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.65% or 8.60 to $1332.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.20% or 0.14 to hit $68.50 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.01% or 0.01 to trade at $74.72 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.2233, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8749.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 90.57.

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