Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 1.20%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 1.20%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Utilities , Consumer Goods and Telecoms sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 declined 1.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were bpost NV (BR: BPOST ), which rose 2.59% or 0.38 points to trade at 15.05 at the close. Ageas (BR: AGES ) added 0.67% or 0.290 points to end at 43.710 and Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR: COLR ) was up 0.53% or 0.24 points to 45.63 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Engie SA (PA: ENGIE ), which lost 4.81% or 0.67 points to trade at 13.25 in late trade. Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ) declined 3.79% or 0.82 points to end at 20.82 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR: ABI ) shed 1.90% or 1.61 points to 82.98.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 73 to 38 and 22 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.21% or 2.70 to $1281.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.26% or 0.17 to hit $65.02 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 1.40% or 1.03 to trade at $74.47 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.01% to 1.1609, while EUR/GBP rose 0.27% to 0.8764.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 94.47.

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