Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.52%

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Belgium shares lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.52%
Credit: © Reuters. – Belgium equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Media and Industrial Engineering sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the BEL 20 were Argen-X (BR: ARGX ), which rose 2.00% or 1.80 points to trade at 91.80 at the close. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) added 0.76% or 0.700 points to end at 92.880 and UCB (BR: UCB ) was up 0.58% or 0.44 points to 76.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included bpost NV (BR: BPOST ), which lost 3.18% or 0.27 points to trade at 8.07 in late trade. Ontex Group (BR: ONTEX ) declined 2.69% or 0.48 points to end at 17.36 and Solvay SA (BR: SOLB ) shed 2.26% or 2.16 points to 93.60.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 61 to 54 and 10 ended unchanged on the Brussels Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.23% or 2.95 to $1279.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to hit $54.19 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.13% or 0.08 to trade at $62.78 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1372, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8813.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.982.

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