Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.68%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.68%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Technology , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX declined 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which rose 2.74% or 0.60 points to trade at 22.49 at the close. ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) added 1.69% or 0.68 points to end at 40.82 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) was up 0.93% or 0.21 points to 22.67 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 3.02% or 2.760 points to trade at 88.620 in late trade. ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) declined 2.56% or 3.78 points to end at 143.96 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) shed 2.04% or 0.04 points to 2.07.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 79 to 43 and 13 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 2.05% to 16.21.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.30% or 0.17 to $56.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.67% or 0.45 to hit $66.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.17% or 2.10 to trade at $1222.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.1446, while EUR/GBP rose 0.09% to 0.8909.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 96.10.

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