Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.36%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.36%
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Investing.com – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 3.16% or 0.10 points to trade at 3.29 at the close. Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) added 0.72% or 0.34 points to end at 47.42 and Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ) was up 0.59% or 0.28 points to 47.94 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 2.45% or 0.705 points to trade at 28.045 in late trade. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) declined 1.51% or 0.54 points to end at 35.30 and NN Group NV (AS: NN ) shed 1.30% or 0.48 points to 36.51.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 84 to 46 and 9 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 5.64% to 12.12.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.61% or 0.40 to $65.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.06% or 0.82 to hit $76.50 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1302.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1771, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8782.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 93.57.

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