Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.92%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.92%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Industrials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.92%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ), which rose 3.11% or 0.56 points to trade at 18.58 at the close. Cofinimmo-Sicafi (BR: COFB ) added 0.47% or 0.50 points to end at 107.50 and bpost NV (BR: BPOST ) was up 0.45% or 0.05 points to 11.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 4.36% or 4.100 points to trade at 90.000 in late trade. Argen-X (BR: ARGX ) declined 3.85% or 3.30 points to end at 82.40 and Umicore SA (BR: UMI ) shed 2.28% or 0.97 points to 41.64.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 78 to 44 and 9 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.22% or 2.60 to $1203.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 1.15% or 0.69 to hit $60.88 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.90 to trade at $71.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.74% to 1.1252, while EUR/GBP rose 0.18% to 0.8751.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.56% at 97.28.

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