Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.54%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.54%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Real Estate , Pharma & Bio-technology and Media sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 2.27% or 2.080 points to trade at 93.680 at the close. Proximus NV (BR: PROX ) added 1.64% or 0.37 points to end at 22.96 and Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ) was up 0.47% or 0.06 points to 11.73 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aperam SA (AS: APAM ), which lost 4.31% or 1.59 points to trade at 35.33 in late trade. Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) declined 1.82% or 1.90 points to end at 102.55 and KBC (BR: KBC ) shed 1.80% or 1.160 points to 63.200.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 75 to 32 and 21 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.30 to $1230.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.99% or 0.68 to hit $69.33 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.07% or 0.85 to trade at $80.14 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.52% to 1.1514, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.8830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 95.44.

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