Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.93%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.93%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology , Consumer Goods and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 declined 0.93% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were KBC (BR: KBC ), which rose 1.92% or 1.180 points to trade at 62.580 at the close. ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) added 0.07% or 0.008 points to end at 11.554 and Proximus NV (BR: PROX ) was down 0.08% or 0.01 points to 19.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.45% or 2.100 points to trade at 83.480 in late trade. Umicore SA (BR: UMI ) declined 2.29% or 1.08 points to end at 46.17 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ) shed 2.02% or 1.61 points to 78.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 80 to 29 and 24 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.30% or 3.60 to $1202.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.20% or 0.84 to hit $69.03 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.97% or 0.76 to trade at $77.41 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1629, while EUR/GBP fell 0.03% to 0.9008.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 95.09.

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