Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.62%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Financials , Technology and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 1.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Gemalto (AS: GTO ), which rose 0.40% or 0.20 points to trade at 49.94 at the close. Relx NV (AS: RELN ) fell 0.24% or 0.045 points to end at 18.850 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) was down 0.32% or 0.01 points to 2.45 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which lost 4.31% or 0.546 points to trade at 12.124 in late trade. ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) declined 3.53% or 0.86 points to end at 23.51 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 2.86% or 0.785 points to 26.680.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 108 to 21 and 9 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 22.87% to 12.35.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.29% or 0.86 to $67.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.22% or 0.88 to hit $72.95 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1220.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 1.00% to 1.1413, while EUR/GBP fell 0.49% to 0.8942.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.71% at 96.14.

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