Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.46%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 declined 0.46% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Telenet Group (BR: TNET ), which rose 1.68% or 0.98 points to trade at 59.42 at the close. bpost NV (BR: BPOST ) added 0.58% or 0.14 points to end at 24.16 and Sofina (BR: SOF ) was up 0.47% or 0.60 points to 127.55 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA (BR: GBLB ), which lost 2.06% or 1.89 points to trade at 89.70 in late trade. Umicore SA (BR: UMI ) declined 1.83% or 0.70 points to end at 37.46 and Ackermans V.Haaren (BR: ACKB ) shed 1.46% or 2.10 points to 141.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 71 to 44 and 8 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.39% or 4.94 to $1279.14 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $56.74 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 0.54% or 0.34 to trade at $63.18 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.06% to 1.1660, while EUR/GBP rose 0.68% to 0.8902.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 94.46.

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