Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 2.76%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 2.76%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 2.76% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Gemalto (AS: GTO ), which fell 0.59% or 0.29 points to trade at 49.55 at the close. Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) fell 1.71% or 1.38 points to end at 79.22 and Relx NV (AS: RELN ) was down 1.99% or 0.335 points to 16.540 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NN Group NV (AS: NN ), which lost 4.11% or 1.55 points to trade at 36.19 in late trade. SBM Offshore NV (AS: SBMO ) declined 3.74% or 0.55 points to end at 14.15 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) shed 3.72% or 0.100 points to 2.591.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 119 to 8 and 6 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 54.62% to 24.36 a new 52-week high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.27% or 0.17 to $63.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.56% or 0.38 to hit $67.24 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 6.10 to trade at $1330.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.2388, while EUR/GBP rose 0.16% to 0.8873.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 89.48.

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