Investing.com – Belgium stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Industrials, Telecoms and Industrial Engineering sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 rose 0.24%.
The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Aperam SA (AS:APAM), which rose 1.11% or 0.28 points to trade at 25.49 at the close. Meanwhile, KBC (BR:KBC) added 0.97% or 0.580 points to end at 60.640 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) was up 0.80% or 0.11 points to 13.80 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Sofina (BR:SOF), which fell 1.36% or 2.40 points to trade at 174.60 at the close. Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) declined 1.15% or 1.060 points to end at 90.760 and Telenet Group Holding NV (BR:TNET) was down 1.08% or 0.42 points to 38.52.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 61 to 55 and 14 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.09% or 1.15 to $1284.55 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.75% or 0.93 to hit $52.08 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.59% or 0.98 to trade at $60.52 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1392, while EUR/GBP fell 0.51% to 0.8720.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 95.725.