Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.94%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.94%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Telecoms , Technology and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.94% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Gemalto (AS: GTO ), which rose 0.04% or 0.02 points to trade at 49.84 at the close. ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) fell 0.09% or 0.02 points to end at 22.20 and Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ) was down 0.14% or 0.10 points to 73.22 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 3.24% or 0.11 points to trade at 3.38 in late trade. Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) declined 2.61% or 0.58 points to end at 21.67 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) shed 2.15% or 0.88 points to 40.14.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 104 to 24 and 12 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 9.76% to 15.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $74.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.78% or 1.41 to hit $77.82 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.81% or 10.20 to trade at $1244.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.64% to 1.1609, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8841.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 94.77.

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