Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.15%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.15%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Consumer Services and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ), which rose 3.10% or 1.10 points to trade at 36.58 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 2.45% or 0.615 points to end at 25.730 and Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ) was up 1.10% or 0.56 points to 51.56 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ), which lost 1.99% or 0.049 points to trade at 2.411 in late trade. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) declined 1.62% or 0.05 points to end at 3.09 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) shed 1.17% or 0.146 points to 12.354.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 69 to 53 and 12 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 2.41% to 11.47.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.06% or 0.04 to $67.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.47% or 0.34 to hit $72.18 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.98% or 12.10 to trade at $1227.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.44% to 1.1658, while EUR/GBP rose 0.27% to 0.8872.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.51% at 94.75.

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