Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.72%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.72%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Software & Computer Services and Construction & Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 1.72% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Gemalto (AS: GTO ), which fell 0.16% or 0.08 points to trade at 50.52 at the close. ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) fell 0.65% or 0.92 points to end at 140.64 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) was down 0.81% or 0.180 points to 22.000 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 7.93% or 0.17 points to trade at 1.94 in late trade. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) declined 3.77% or 0.728 points to end at 18.570 and Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ) shed 3.56% or 0.161 points to 4.357.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 117 to 16 and 4 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 9.76% to 21.71.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.50% or 0.79 to $51.82 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.12% or 0.69 to hit $60.98 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.28% or 3.50 to trade at $1249.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.04% to 1.1374, while EUR/GBP rose 1.14% to 0.9045.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 97.007.

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