Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.06%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.06%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.03% or 0.510 points to trade at 25.630 at the close. ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) added 1.50% or 0.35 points to end at 23.62 and Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) was up 1.35% or 0.264 points to 19.764 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.42% or 2.470 points to trade at 99.680 in late trade. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) declined 2.09% or 0.04 points to end at 2.10 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) shed 0.91% or 0.33 points to 36.13.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 64 to 58 and 19 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 3.32% to 12.69.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.60% or 0.41 to $68.36 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.33% or 0.26 to hit $77.83 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.53% or 6.40 to trade at $1207.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.58% to 1.1690, while EUR/GBP fell 0.06% to 0.8888.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.47% at 94.06.

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