Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.07%

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Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Consumer Services , Financials and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 rose 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Sofina (BR: SOF ), which rose 2.66% or 4.40 points to trade at 170.00 at the close. Telenet Group (BR: TNET ) added 2.05% or 0.98 points to end at 48.88 and Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ) was up 2.01% or 0.37 points to 18.78 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.42% or 2.470 points to trade at 99.680 in late trade. UCB (BR: UCB ) declined 2.33% or 1.86 points to end at 78.14 and Argen-X (BR: ARGX ) shed 0.49% or 0.40 points to 81.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 60 to 48 and 20 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.53% or 6.40 to $1207.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.19% or 0.13 to hit $68.64 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $78.09 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.58% to 1.1691, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8889.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 94.06.

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