Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.32%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.32%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Telecoms , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ), which rose 3.25% or 1.28 points to trade at 40.72 at the close. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) added 1.34% or 0.59 points to end at 44.57 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) was up 0.71% or 0.200 points to 28.410 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 4.83% or 0.13 points to trade at 2.64 in late trade. WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) declined 4.33% or 8.25 points to end at 182.15 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) shed 1.70% or 1.520 points to 87.740.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 87 to 38 and 14 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 6.87% to 12.14.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.62% or 0.43 to $69.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.48% or 0.37 to hit $77.83 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.60% or 7.30 to trade at $1204.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.44% to 1.1655, while EUR/GBP fell 0.31% to 0.8960.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 94.74.

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