Investing.com – Belgium stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods, Utilities and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 lost 0.50%.
The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR:ABI), which rose 1.29% or 0.80 points to trade at 62.63 at the close. Meanwhile, Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) added 1.07% or 0.980 points to end at 92.980 and Engie SA (PA:ENGIE) was up 0.74% or 0.10 points to 13.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Telenet Group Holding NV (BR:TNET), which fell 3.61% or 1.44 points to trade at 38.48 at the close. KBC (BR:KBC) declined 2.55% or 1.560 points to end at 59.560 and Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX) was down 2.17% or 0.41 points to 18.50.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 63 to 49 and 14 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.18% or 2.35 to $1291.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 0.88% or 0.46 to hit $51.85 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 0.49% or 0.30 to trade at $61.02 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1385, while EUR/GBP fell 0.63% to 0.8789.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 95.775.