Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.43%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Industrials , Oil & Gas and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were NN Group NV (AS: NN ), which rose 1.14% or 0.43 points to trade at 38.25 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 1.11% or 0.240 points to end at 21.770 and Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) was up 0.73% or 0.16 points to 21.98 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which lost 2.27% or 0.254 points to trade at 10.936 in late trade. Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) declined 1.79% or 0.57 points to end at 31.36 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) shed 1.40% or 0.034 points to 2.400.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 89 to 40 and 6 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 6.78% to 17.77.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.53% or 0.30 to $56.55 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.92% or 0.61 to hit $66.73 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.15% or 13.80 to trade at $1213.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1322, while EUR/GBP rose 1.83% to 0.8863.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 96.96.

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