Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.75%

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Netherlands shares lower at close of trade; AEX down 0.75%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Telecoms , Financials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX lost 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which rose 1.80% or 1.720 points to trade at 97.420 at the close. Relx PLC (AS: REL ) added 1.26% or 0.225 points to end at 18.095 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) was up 1.05% or 0.38 points to 36.68 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ), which lost 3.83% or 0.446 points to trade at 11.184 in late trade. Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) declined 2.86% or 0.067 points to end at 2.272 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) shed 2.52% or 0.06 points to 2.32.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 79 to 48 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 7.48% to 12.45.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.69% or 1.22 to $73.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 1.97% or 1.60 to hit $82.98 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.77% or 9.10 to trade at $1196.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.21% to 1.1616, while EUR/GBP unchanged 0.00% to 0.8901.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 94.67.

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