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Netherlands stocks lower at close of trade; AEX down 1.66% – Netherlands stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Healthcare, Financials and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX fell 1.66% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the AEX were Unilever NV (AS:UNA), which rose 1.77% or 0.9100 points to trade at 52.1800 at the close. Meanwhile, Takeaway Com Holding BV (AS:TKWY) added 0.81% or 0.7000 points to end at 86.7000 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) was down 0.03% or 0.01 points to 16.35 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which fell 7.82% or 0.976 points to trade at 11.500 at the close. ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) declined 4.19% or 8.20 points to end at 187.30 and Adyen NV (AS:ADYEN) was down 3.22% or 21.80 points to 655.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 111 to 18 and 10 ended unchanged.

Shares in ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT) fell to 3-years lows; down 7.82% or 0.976 to 11.500. Shares in Takeaway Com Holding BV (AS:TKWY) rose to all time highs; gaining 0.81% or 0.7000 to 86.7000.

The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 20.42% to 20.70 a new 6-months high.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 3.89% or 2.22 to $54.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 3.80% or 2.33 to hit $58.97 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.95% or 14.35 to trade at $1528.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.1141, while EUR/GBP fell 0.24% to 0.9238.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.828.

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