Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.14%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.14%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 1.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ), which rose 0.77% or 0.18 points to trade at 23.57 at the close. NN Group NV (AS: NN ) added 0.48% or 0.18 points to end at 37.49 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) was up 0.22% or 0.11 points to 49.77 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ), which lost 3.20% or 5.68 points to trade at 171.70 in late trade. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) declined 2.61% or 1.16 points to end at 43.35 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 2.26% or 0.585 points to 25.345.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 96 to 27 and 11 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 6.95% to 13.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.16% or 0.11 to $69.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.06% or 0.05 to hit $78.20 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.74% or 8.90 to trade at $1197.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1572, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.9021.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 95.44.

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