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The Amsterdam Stock Exchange closes almost unchanged

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange closes almost unchanged


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The Amsterdam stock exchange closed almost unchanged on Friday. In other parts of Europe, price tags were showing red numbers. Pessimistic noises about the already difficult Brexit negotiations caused a certain reluctance among investors.

The AEX index for Beursplein 5 ended up a fraction higher at 625.25 points. The MidKap fell 0.6 percent to 921.65 points. The stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Paris lost up to 0.5 percent.

The FTSE index in London fell 0.3 percent. According to the European negotiator Michel Barnier, there is little time for a Brexit deal. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen previously announced that it would be difficult to reach a trade deal on time. London and Brussels disagree, particularly on fisheries.

In the AEX, the biotechnologist Galapagos showed a certain recovery with a plus of 2.6 percent after the sharp price drops in the last two days. The insurer Aegon struggled with a reduction in advice from Credit Suisse and fell by 2 percent. The steel company ArcelorMittal and the real estate fund Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield were the biggest losers of the main funds with a loss of 2.4 percent. The insurer ASR led the way with a plus of 2.8 percent.

Philips thickness 1.7 percent. The health technology company buys the American BioTelemetry for 2.3 billion euros. Philips believes the manufacturer of remote cardiac monitoring systems can increase sales and profits as early as next year.

Pharming was firmly in the lead among medium-sized companies on the Damrak with an increase of 11.5 percent. The biotechnology company also expects to start trading on the US Nasdaq video exchange starting Tuesday. Pharming announced plans for a second listing in the US in October. Soil researcher Fugro closed the series in the MidKap with a loss of 3.3 percent.

The euro was valued at $ 1.2234 versus $ 1.2256 the previous day. A barrel of American oil rose 1.2 percent to $ 49.15. Brent oil gained 1 percent to $ 52.05 a barrel.