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

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Investing.com – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.

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

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS:VOPA), which rose 1.84% or 0.71 points to trade at 39.09 at the close. Meanwhile, Relx PLC (AS:REL) added 1.47% or 0.310 points to end at 21.450 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS:AD) was up 0.78% or 0.160 points to 20.575 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 2.38% or 0.356 points to trade at 14.572 at the close. ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) declined 2.26% or 3.96 points to end at 171.04 and Heineken (AS:HEIN) was down 2.17% or 2.14 points to 96.42.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 80 to 39 and 17 ended unchanged.

Shares in Relx PLC (AS:REL) rose to 5-year highs; rising 1.47% or 0.310 to 21.450.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 1.33% to 12.58.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.05% or 0.55 to $52.83 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.65% or 1.01 to hit $62.32 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.15 to trade at $1343.55 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.58% to 1.1210, while EUR/GBP rose 0.11% to 0.8904.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.55% at 97.537.

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