Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.83%

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Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.83%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Financials , Consumer Services and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 gained 0.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ), which rose 35.50% or 6.89 points to trade at 26.30 at the close. Ageas (BR: AGES ) added 1.96% or 0.820 points to end at 42.660 and Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) was up 1.33% or 0.50 points to 38.19 in late trade.

Biggest losers included bpost NV (BR: BPOST ), which lost 1.76% or 0.23 points to trade at 12.83 in late trade. Telenet Group (BR: TNET ) declined 1.66% or 0.72 points to end at 42.72 and Argen-X (BR: ARGX ) shed 0.82% or 0.60 points to 72.40.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 72 to 43 and 19 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.42% or 5.30 to $1261.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 0.43% or 0.32 to hit $73.48 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.02% or 0.79 to trade at $77.90 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1747, while EUR/GBP rose 0.51% to 0.8884.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 93.84.

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