Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.25%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Relx PLC (AS: REL ), which rose 1.25% or 0.215 points to trade at 17.470 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) added 1.17% or 0.335 points to end at 28.950 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) was up 0.68% or 0.132 points to 19.450 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 3.92% or 1.00 points to trade at 24.49 in late trade. Randstad NV (AS: RAND ) declined 2.85% or 1.37 points to end at 46.65 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) shed 2.18% or 0.82 points to 36.88.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 71 to 56 and 12 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 7.66% to 12.28.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 2.16% or 1.53 to $72.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 2.75% or 2.15 to hit $80.39 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 3.80 to trade at $1205.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.18% to 1.1770, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8969.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 93.69.

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