Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.47%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Industrials , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 1.17% or 1.060 points to trade at 91.380 at the close. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) added 0.65% or 0.26 points to end at 40.14 and Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) was up 0.65% or 0.32 points to 49.04 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ), which lost 2.99% or 4.56 points to trade at 147.74 in late trade. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) declined 2.13% or 0.05 points to end at 2.11 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) shed 1.96% or 0.45 points to 22.46.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 69 to 55 and 15 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 10.61% to 15.89.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.53% or 0.30 to $56.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.33% or 0.22 to hit $66.40 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.92% or 23.00 to trade at $1222.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.78% to 1.1416, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8889.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.51% at 96.30.

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