At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 gained 0.68%.
The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which rose 17.58% or 15.630 points to trade at 104.550 at the close. Meanwhile, bpost NV (BR:BPOST) added 1.80% or 0.24 points to end at 13.56 and UCB (BR:UCB) was up 1.28% or 1.02 points to 80.92 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX), which fell 1.33% or 0.25 points to trade at 18.50 at the close. ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) declined 1.00% or 0.110 points to end at 10.894 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR:ABI) was down 0.63% or 0.48 points to 75.75.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 68 to 43 and 20 ended unchanged.
Shares in Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) rose to all time highs; gaining 17.58% or 15.630 to 104.550. Shares in Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX) fell to 3-years lows; losing 1.33% or 0.25 to 18.50. Shares in ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) fell to 52-week lows; down 1.00% or 0.110 to 10.894. Shares in UCB (BR:UCB) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.28% or 1.02 to 80.92. Shares in Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR:ABI) fell to 3-years lows; falling 0.63% or 0.48 to 75.75.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.62% or 7.40 to $1209.60 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 1.65% or 1.14 to hit $70.39 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.48% or 0.38 to trade at $79.44 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.1625, while EUR/GBP rose 0.16% to 0.8919.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 94.85.
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