Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.50%

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Investing.com – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the fell 0.50%.

The best performers of the session on the were Telenet Group Holding NV (BR:), which rose 4.51% or 1.86 points to trade at 43.08 at the close. Meanwhile, Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR:) added 2.10% or 1.28 points to end at 62.10 and Engie SA (PA:) was up 1.02% or 0.13 points to 12.90 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:), which fell 2.40% or 2.300 points to trade at 93.580 at the close. Umicore SA (BR:) declined 1.93% or 0.70 points to end at 35.57 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR:) was down 1.49% or 0.94 points to 62.27.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 69 to 34 and 19 ended unchanged.

Shares in Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR:) rose to all time highs; rising 2.10% or 1.28 to 62.10.

Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.34% or 4.20 to $1243.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.66% or 1.40 to hit $51.18 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.92% or 1.18 to trade at $60.27 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.51% to 1.1303, while EUR/GBP rose 0.17% to 0.8988.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.450.

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