Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 1.11%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 1.11%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Healthcare and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 lost 1.11% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ), which rose 1.68% or 1.09 points to trade at 65.94 at the close. UCB (BR: UCB ) added 0.56% or 0.40 points to end at 71.30 and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA (BR: GBLB ) was up 0.05% or 0.04 points to 79.88 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Proximus NV (BR: PROX ), which lost 4.82% or 1.12 points to trade at 22.11 in late trade. Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) declined 3.56% or 1.14 points to end at 30.89 and Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ) shed 3.14% or 0.53 points to 16.37.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 80 to 36 and 13 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.94% or 11.50 to $1240.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.34% or 0.23 to hit $67.56 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.62% or 0.48 to trade at $77.37 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.26% to 1.1404, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8886.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 96.14.

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