Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.64%

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Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Services and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 rose 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were bpost NV (BR: BPOST ), which rose 2.62% or 0.35 points to trade at 13.69 at the close. Telenet Group (BR: TNET ) added 1.89% or 0.84 points to end at 45.40 and Ackermans & Van Haaren NV (BR: ACKB ) was up 1.41% or 2.20 points to 158.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which lost 0.19% or 0.022 points to trade at 11.672 in late trade. Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ) added 0.08% or 0.07 points to end at 87.04 and Ageas (BR: AGES ) gained 0.16% or 0.070 points to 44.630.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 85 to 32 and 18 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.95% or 11.20 to $1195.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.35% or 0.23 to hit $65.44 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract rose 0.65% or 0.47 to trade at $72.30 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.17% to 1.1458, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8966.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.87.

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