At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 declined 0.22%.
The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were NV Bekaert SA (BR:BEKB), which rose 1.12% or 0.43 points to trade at 39.13 at the close. Meanwhile, Umicore SA (BR:UMI) added 0.84% or 0.32 points to end at 37.94 and Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG) was up 0.78% or 0.670 points to 86.750 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Engie SA (PA:ENGIE), which fell 0.83% or 0.12 points to trade at 14.31 at the close. KBC (BR:KBC) declined 0.73% or 0.520 points to end at 71.110 and Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX) was down 0.70% or 0.21 points to 30.40.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 59 to 58 and 9 ended unchanged.
Shares in Umicore SA (BR:UMI) rose to 52-week lows; gaining 0.84% or 0.32 to 37.94.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.09% or 1.22 to $1305.82 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.86% or 0.44 to hit $51.89 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.05% or 0.60 to trade at $57.77 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.11% to 1.1809, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8890.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.99.