Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 gained


Belgium stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Financials, Technology and Consumer Goods sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 gained 0.00%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Ageas (BR:AGES), which rose 1.05% or 0.360 points to trade at 34.550 at the close. Meanwhile, KBC (BR:KBC) added 0.90% or 0.460 points to end at 51.420 and ING Groep NV (AS:ING) was up 0.86% or 0.090 points to 10.585 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR:COLR), which fell 10.44% or 5.71 points to trade at 49.01 at the close. NV Bekaert SA (BR:BEKB) declined 1.50% or 0.60 points to end at 39.71 and Delhaize Group (BR:DELB) was down 0.92% or 0.85 points to 91.45.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 77 to 64 and 11 ended unchanged.

Gold for August delivery was down 0.21% or 2.65 to $1269.85 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.54% or 0.77 to hit $49.08 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract fell 1.56% or 0.79 to trade at $49.83 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.48% to 1.1295, while EUR/GBP rose 0.29% to 0.7694.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.36% at 93.82.

The author: Michel DEURINCK

Michel Deurinck, born in Brussels in 1950, started his career in the Belgian civil service, dedicating over 30 years to public service. Upon retirement, he pursued his passion for journalism. Transitioning into this new field, he quickly gained recognition for his insightful reporting on politics and culture. Deurinck's balanced and thoughtful approach to journalism has made him a respected figure in Belgian media.

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