At the close in Brussels, the BEL 20 rose 0.89%.
The best performers of the session on the BEL 20 were Telenet Group (BR:TNET), which rose 4.52% or 1.74 points to trade at 40.24 at the close. Meanwhile, Proximus NV (BR:PROX) added 1.75% or 0.36 points to end at 20.93 and Anheuser Busch Inbev SA NV (BR:ABI) was up 1.57% or 1.32 points to 85.21 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Argen-X (BR:ARGX), which fell 1.42% or 1.10 points to trade at 76.50 at the close. Etablissementen Fr Colruyt NV (BR:COLR) declined 0.21% or 0.10 points to end at 48.13 and Umicore SA (BR:UMI) was down 0.10% or 0.05 points to 49.34.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Brussels Stock Exchange by 81 to 35 and 13 ended unchanged.
Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.02% or 0.20 to $1270.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 4.56% or 2.99 to hit $68.53 a barrel, while the August Brent oil contract rose 2.44% or 1.78 to trade at $74.83 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.1637, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8775.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.21% at 94.34.