Belgium stocks lower at close of trade; BEL 20 down 0.21%

Aug 01, 2018

Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Technology, Utilities and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 fell 0.21%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Telenet Group (BR:TNET), which rose 6.61% or 2.72 points to trade at 43.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Umicore SA (BR:UMI) added 2.20% or 1.10 points to end at 51.10 and Argen-X (BR:ARGX) was up 1.80% or 1.40 points to 79.10 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were bpost NV (BR:BPOST), which fell 2.23% or 0.30 points to trade at 13.17 at the close. Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) declined 1.99% or 0.28 points to end at 13.54 and KBC (BR:KBC) was down 1.16% or 0.760 points to 65.000.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 59 to 51 and 16 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.47% or 5.80 to $1217.90 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.76% or 1.21 to hit $67.55 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.26% or 1.68 to trade at $72.53 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1664, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.8892.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 94.46.