Investing.com – Belgium: The stock markets have finished the session lower on Thursday; the decline of sectors, basic Materials, Finance, and industrial Engineering has contributed to the decline.
The best performance of the session for the BEL 20 index is to be put to the credit of the title Barco NV (BR:BAR) up 1.47 per cent, or 2.40 points, to a closing price of 165,60. In the second position, we find Etablissementen Franz Colruyt NV (BR:COLR) who wins at 0.87% or 0.58 points to close at 66,98. The title of Telenet Group Holding NV (BR:TNET) completes the top three with an increase of 0.67%, or about 0.32 points to end the session at 48,30.
Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX) sign the worst performance of the session, losing 1,61% or 0.23 points for a closing price of 14,06. KBC (BR:KBC) abandons 1,61% or 0,960 points and ends at 58,740. For its part, ING Groep NV (AS:INGA) loose 0,88% is 0,087 points for a closing price of 9,803.
The titles on the rise and have exceeded the number of titles down on the Brussels stock Exchange by 54 values of 52 and 19 stable.
The securities Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX) have decreased, and reached a historic low, having dropped 1,61% or 0.23 points for a course 14,06.
On the other hand, the gold for delivery in August gained 0.64 per cent either of 8.55 points, at $1.342,15 a troy ounce. Regarding other raw materials, crude oil for delivery in July fell 0.29% 0.15 points for a over $51,53 the barrel, while Brent crude for delivery in August lost 0.12 per cent or 0.07 points to a course of $60,56 per barrel.
The pair EUR/USD has recorded an increase of 0.66% to 1,1293, while the EUR/GBP pair has made 0,51% to 0,8887.