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 Tuesday, as losses in the Technology , Industrials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which rose 0.18% or 0.04 points to trade at 22.53 at the close. Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) added 0.15% or 0.07 points to end at 48.80 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) was down 0.08% or 0.04 points to 50.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ), which lost 5.52% or 0.294 points to trade at 5.036 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 4.59% or 0.995 points to end at 20.680 and ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) shed 3.97% or 1.62 points to 39.20.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 111 to 17 and 8 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 12.27% to 18.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 5.19% or 2.97 to $54.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 5.21% or 3.48 to hit $63.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.40 to trade at $1222.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.61% to 1.1384, while EUR/GBP fell 0.28% to 0.8885.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.50% at 96.55.

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