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Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.02%

Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.02%

BRUSSELS: Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Financials, Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were UCB (BR:UCB), which rose 2.09% or 1.20 points to trade at 58.58 at the close. Meanwhile, Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) added 2.05% or 1.600 points to end at 79.800 and Sofina (BR:SOF) was up 1.87% or 2.30 points to 125.30 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ING Groep NV (AS:INGA), which fell 1.35% or 0.200 points to trade at 14.655 at the close. KBC (BR:KBC) declined 0.73% or 0.500 points to end at 68.040 and Ageas (BR:AGES) was down 0.67% or 0.260 points to 38.635.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 62 to 57 and 11 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.92% or 12.30 to $1342.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 3.28% or 1.55 to hit $48.84 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 2.18% or 1.14 to trade at $53.48 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1918, while EUR/GBP fell 0.60% to 0.9147.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.33% at 92.26.