Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.47%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Software & Computer Services and Technology Hardware & Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ), which rose 1.60% or 1.18 points to trade at 75.16 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 1.12% or 0.02 points to end at 2.17 and Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ) was up 1.12% or 0.58 points to 52.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NN Group NV (AS: NN ), which lost 2.10% or 0.81 points to trade at 37.82 in late trade. Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) declined 1.84% or 0.41 points to end at 21.82 and Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ) shed 1.62% or 0.090 points to 5.466.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 75 to 52 and 8 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 9.57% to 16.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.47% or 0.82 to $56.51 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.62% or 1.06 to hit $66.53 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 4.50 to trade at $1203.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.15% to 1.1307, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.8721.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 96.90.

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