At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 lost 0.02% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Ontex Group (BR:ONTEX), which rose 2.49% or 0.74 points to trade at 30.61 at the close. Meanwhile, Aperam SA (AS:APAM) added 2.10% or 0.95 points to end at 46.51 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR:ABI) was up 1.38% or 1.45 points to 106.15 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Galapagos NV (AS:GLPG), which fell 1.85% or 1.620 points to trade at 86.080 at the close. bpost NV (BR:BPOST) declined 1.54% or 0.37 points to end at 23.66 and KBC (BR:KBC) was down 0.67% or 0.480 points to 71.630.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 59 to 56 and 12 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.54% or 6.94 to $1303.44 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 1.68% or 0.85 to hit $51.45 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 1.74% or 0.98 to trade at $57.23 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.10% to 1.1843, while EUR/GBP fell 0.22% to 0.8900.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 92.80.