At around 9.30 am, the AEX index was 0.7% lower at 566.1 points. The AMX fell 0.8% to 806.4 points. The price signs in London (-0.6%), Paris (-0.7%) and Paris (-0.4%) also turned red.
Elsewhere, equity markets showed a mixed picture. The Japanese Nikkei index closed 0.2% higher this morning. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones index ended 0.3% in the red. Network giant Cisco made a price drop of more than 11% after disappointing quarterly figures. Nasdaq tech exchange went up 0.3% on the day. The stock markets in New York are expected to open almost flat this afternoon.
Investors are still awaiting the extension of the bailout package for Americans affected by the corona crisis. No fewer than 322,000 jobs were lost in the Netherlands in the past quarter. This morning also showed that the Dutch economy shrank by 8.5% in the past quarter.
In the AEX went Just Eat Takeaway in the lead with a plus of 1.9%. The half-year results of the meal delivery company were popular with investors this week. Telecom concern KPN became worth 0.2% more.
Aegon (-3.5%) was the biggest loser among the main funds. The insurer also lost more than 15% on Thursday after worse than expected quarterly results.
Real estate fund Unibail fell 2.4%. Steelmaker ArcelorMittal lost 1.8%. The AEX was also depressed by stock market heavyweight Royal Dutch Shell (-1,2%).
In de AMX was PostNL the big winner with an increase of 1.8% to € 2.46. Asset manager Jefferies increased its target price for the mail and parcel deliverer from € 1.80 to € 2.60 with an unchanged ‘keep’ advice.
Flow Traders plus 1%. The trading house again benefited in the second quarter from increased trading volumes due to turmoil in the financial markets during the corona crisis. However, that advantage was considerably less than in the first three months of the year, when the large price drop in March caused many additional trade movements.
Aviation concern Air France KLM (-4%) was the largest drop in medium-sized funds. Fertilizer manufacturer OCI fell 2.8%.
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