Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.41%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Financials , Basic Materials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ), which rose 1.42% or 0.53 points to trade at 37.87 at the close. Relx NV (AS: RELN ) added 0.59% or 0.105 points to end at 17.960 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) was up 0.40% or 0.300 points to 75.200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke Boskalis Westminster NV (AS: BOSN ), which lost 2.80% or 0.82 points to trade at 28.50 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 1.84% or 0.415 points to end at 22.080 and Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ) shed 1.48% or 0.077 points to 5.109.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 76 to 42 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 7.63% to 12.86.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.36% or 0.17 to $46.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.05% or 0.53 to hit $50.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 7.74 to trade at $1290.64 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.20% to 1.1743, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.9118.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 93.54.

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