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Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.56%

Published 11/25/2016, 12:20 PM
© Reuters.  Belgium stocks higher at close of trade; BEL 20 up 0.56%

Investing.com – Belgium stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 rose 0.56%.

The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (BR:ABI), which rose 1.82% or 1.76 points to trade at 98.30 at the close. Meanwhile, Telenet Group (BR:TNET) added 1.76% or 0.86 points to end at 50.00 and Solvay SA (BR:SOLB) was up 1.52% or 1.60 points to 106.55 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ackermans V.Haaren (BR:ACKB), which fell 0.55% or 0.70 points to trade at 125.45 at the close. Ageas (BR:AGES) declined 0.49% or 0.175 points to end at 35.470 and KBC (BR:KBC) was down 0.47% or 0.270 points to 56.670.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 82 to 58 and 11 ended unchanged.

Shares in Solvay SA (BR:SOLB) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 1.52% or 1.60 to 106.55.

Gold for December delivery was down 0.76% or 9.05 to $1180.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 3.29% or 1.58 to hit $46.38 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 3.18% or 1.56 to trade at $47.44 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.36% to 1.0592, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8511.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.22% at 101.55.

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