. France stocks lower at close of trade; CAC 40 down 0.74% – France stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Foods & Drugs, Gas & Water and General Financial sectors led shares lower.At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 0.74%, while the SBF 120 index declined 0.75%.The best performers of the session on the CAC 40 were Worldline SA (PA:WLN), which rose 1.85% or 1.46 points to trade at 80.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Bouygues SA (PA:BOUY) added 1.47% or 0.48 points to end at 33.16 and Carrefour SA (PA:CARR) was up 0.63% or 0.09 points to 13.66 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were AXA SA (PA:AXAF), which fell 3.87% or 0.74 points to trade at 18.48 at the close. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS:URW) declined 3.14% or 1.68 points to end at 51.80 and Teleperformance SE (PA:TEPRF) was down 2.52% or 5.80 points to 224.00.The top performers on the SBF 120 were Soitec SA (PA:SOIT) which rose 4.29% to 102.10, Genfit (PA:GNFT) which was up 2.03% to settle at 4.92 and Worldline SA (PA:WLN) which gained 1.85% to close at 80.20.The worst performers were Wendel (PA:MWDP) which was down 5.67% to 83.25 in late trade, Klepierre SA (PA:LOIM) which lost 5.14% to settle at 16.70 and Alten SA (PA:LTEN) which was down 4.92% to 70.50 at the close.Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 349 to 208 and 104 ended unchanged.Shares in Worldline SA (PA:WLN) rose to all time highs; rising 1.85% or 1.46 to 80.20. Shares in Worldline SA (PA:WLN) rose to all time highs; up 1.85% or 1.46 to 80.20. The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was up 1.63% to 26.43.Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.88% or 15.70 to $1809.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.34% or 0.14 to hit $40.77 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.58% or 0.25 to trade at $43.35 a barrel.EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1289, while EUR/GBP fell 0.69% to 0.8989.The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 96.800.