Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.34%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.34%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ), which rose 2.34% or 0.060 points to trade at 2.624 at the close. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) added 1.39% or 0.310 points to end at 22.685 and Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) was up 0.60% or 0.25 points to 41.72 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.40% or 2.300 points to trade at 93.580 in late trade. Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) declined 2.33% or 0.69 points to end at 28.87 and Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ) shed 1.56% or 0.068 points to 4.280.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 86 to 37 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.93% to 17.51.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 2.76% or 1.45 to $51.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 2.02% or 1.24 to hit $60.21 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.30% or 3.80 to trade at $1243.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.50% to 1.1304, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8992.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.458.

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