Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 1.11%

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Belgium shares higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 1.11%
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Investing.com – Belgium equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Healthcare and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 added 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Argen-X (BR: ARGX ), which rose 12.69% or 10.90 points to trade at 96.80 at the close. Aperam SA (AS: APAM ) added 6.87% or 1.71 points to end at 26.60 and Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ) was up 3.55% or 0.66 points to 19.27 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Proximus NV (BR: PROX ), which lost 3.19% or 0.78 points to trade at 23.66 in late trade. Telenet Group Holding NV (BR: TNET ) declined 1.19% or 0.52 points to end at 43.30 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ) shed 0.96% or 0.65 points to 66.99.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 78 to 43 and 12 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.12% or 13.70 to $1239.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.10% or 1.58 to hit $52.51 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.67% or 1.59 to trade at $61.05 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1359, while EUR/GBP rose 0.44% to 0.8910.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.38% at 96.825.

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