Investing.com – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Brussels, the declined 0.63%.
The best performers of the session on the were Argen-X (BR:), which rose 1.64% or 1.40 points to trade at 86.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Cofinimmo SA (BR:) added 0.46% or 0.50 points to end at 109.00 and Engie SA (PA:) was up 0.12% or 0.01 points to 12.54 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ontex Group (BR:), which fell 3.35% or 0.60 points to trade at 17.30 at the close. Umicore SA (BR:) declined 2.18% or 0.76 points to end at 34.10 and Aperam SA (AS:) was down 1.91% or 0.44 points to 22.61.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 57 to 53 and 18 ended unchanged.
Shares in Umicore SA (BR:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 2.18% or 0.76 to 34.10.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.55% or 7.00 to $1288.30 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.40% or 2.00 to hit $47.41 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 3.98% or 2.14 to trade at $55.94 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.99% to 1.1348, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.9008.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.69% at 96.393.
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