Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.13%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Industrials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 3.47% or 0.06 points to trade at 1.70 at the close. Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) added 1.88% or 0.43 points to end at 23.31 and Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) was up 1.43% or 0.69 points to 49.09 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 3.56% or 0.723 points to trade at 19.582 in late trade. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) declined 1.52% or 1.340 points to end at 86.700 and Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) shed 1.49% or 0.59 points to 38.88.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 64 to 60 and 15 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.18% to 16.85.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.96% or 1.01 to $50.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.72% or 1.04 to hit $59.52 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.83% or 10.20 to trade at $1218.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.38% to 1.1285, while EUR/GBP rose 0.23% to 0.8861.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 97.355.

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