Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.10%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Goods , Oil & Gas and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.81% or 0.805 points to trade at 29.485 at the close. Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) added 2.17% or 0.54 points to end at 25.42 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) was up 1.63% or 0.05 points to 3.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ), which lost 1.99% or 0.95 points to trade at 47.13 in late trade. Heineken (AS: HEIN ) declined 1.90% or 1.66 points to end at 85.48 and ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) shed 0.85% or 0.30 points to 35.16.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 71 to 58 and 8 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.15% to 12.41.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.34% or 0.88 to $64.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.65% or 0.49 to hit $74.89 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.20 to trade at $1303.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.57% to 1.1780, while EUR/GBP rose 0.38% to 0.8780.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 93.55.

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