Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.37%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.37%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Industrials , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ), which rose 0.90% or 0.35 points to trade at 39.24 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 0.58% or 0.01 points to end at 2.25 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) was up 0.29% or 0.22 points to 77.36 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Randstad NV (AS: RAND ), which lost 3.82% or 1.62 points to trade at 40.82 in late trade. NN Group NV (AS: NN ) declined 2.60% or 0.98 points to end at 36.68 and ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) shed 2.51% or 3.84 points to 149.32.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 95 to 32 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 11.44% to 17.17.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.34% or 0.18 to $53.43 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.42% or 0.26 to hit $62.34 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.70 to trade at $1243.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1351, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8908.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 96.935.

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