Stocks fall, gold and govt bonds rise after Brussels explosions

March 22, 2016 9:44 AM

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Stocks fall, gold and govt bonds rise after Brussels explosions

LONDON European stocks fell and investors rushed for the safety of gold and government bonds on Tuesday, after two explosions at Brussels airport killed several people and blasts at metro stations in the Belgian capital.

Travel sector stocks including airlines and hotels fell the most, pulling the broader indices down from multi-week highs as reports on the scale of the carnage in the de facto capital of the European Union unfolded.

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