Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.85%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.85%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.85%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Relx NV (AS: RELN ), which rose 1.03% or 0.185 points to trade at 18.105 at the close. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) added 0.83% or 0.28 points to end at 34.18 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) was up 0.10% or 0.030 points to 29.945 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 5.01% or 1.15 points to trade at 21.81 in late trade. ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) declined 2.90% or 4.95 points to end at 165.80 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) shed 2.27% or 1.96 points to 84.24.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 107 to 25 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 8.20% to 15.94.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.99% or 0.72 to $73.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.05% or 0.04 to hit $77.42 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 4.60 to trade at $1251.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.20% to 1.1576, while EUR/GBP rose 0.41% to 0.8846.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 94.93.

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