Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.12%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.12% – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology , Telecoms and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.12% to hit a new 3-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ), which rose 3.01% or 1.36 points to trade at 46.55 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 2.51% or 0.19 points to end at 7.60 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) was up 1.35% or 0.35 points to 26.29 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ), which lost 4.08% or 0.246 points to trade at 5.784 in late trade. Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) declined 0.89% or 0.023 points to end at 2.573 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) shed 0.70% or 0.094 points to 13.412.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 68 to 46 and 12 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 3.23% to 10.74 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.28% or 0.20 to $70.94 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.25% or 0.19 to hit $77.02 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.53% or 7.00 to trade at $1320.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.53% to 1.1913, while EUR/GBP rose 0.83% to 0.8821.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 92.62.

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