Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.04%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.04% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which rose 2.34% or 0.49 points to trade at 21.46 at the close. Akzo Nobel NV (AS: AKZO ) added 1.22% or 0.90 points to end at 74.58 and Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ) was up 0.86% or 0.46 points to 53.82 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ), which lost 1.35% or 0.034 points to trade at 2.491 in late trade. Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) declined 0.96% or 0.29 points to end at 29.98 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) shed 0.81% or 0.162 points to 19.848.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 65 to 56 and 19 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 6.87% to 15.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $54.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $62.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 3.15 to trade at $1279.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1369, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8814.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.985.

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