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 Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Basic Materials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ), which rose 0.65% or 0.52 points to trade at 79.98 at the close. ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) added 0.59% or 0.14 points to end at 23.92 and NN Group NV (AS: NN ) was up 0.44% or 0.17 points to 39.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 3.85% or 1.035 points to trade at 25.815 in late trade. Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) declined 2.75% or 0.61 points to end at 21.59 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) shed 1.66% or 1.540 points to 91.000.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 96 to 36 and 6 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 4.04% to 14.11.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.44% or 0.33 to $74.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.14% or 0.12 to hit $84.70 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 3.40 to trade at $1205.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1510, while EUR/GBP fell 0.59% to 0.8790.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 95.39.

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