Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.10%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Software & Computer Services sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 1.10% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Randstad NV (AS: RAND ), which rose 1.22% or 0.52 points to trade at 43.13 at the close. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) added 0.88% or 0.34 points to end at 39.00 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS: PHG ) was up 0.27% or 0.09 points to 32.01 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 9.65% or 2.04 points to trade at 19.10 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 3.49% or 0.770 points to end at 21.285 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) shed 3.05% or 0.072 points to 2.287.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 88 to 37 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 3.70% to 18.74.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.22% or 0.15 to $67.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.51% or 0.39 to hit $77.28 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.89% or 11.00 to trade at $1240.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.1408, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8887.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 96.12.

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