Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.25%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.25%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.25%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which rose 2.39% or 0.610 points to trade at 26.185 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 2.39% or 0.06 points to end at 2.74 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) was up 1.12% or 1.000 points to 90.060 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ), which lost 0.92% or 0.048 points to trade at 5.182 in late trade. Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) declined 0.71% or 0.016 points to end at 2.234 and Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) shed 0.33% or 0.14 points to 42.21.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 63 to 60 and 15 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 2.81% to 11.45.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.80% or 1.22 to $69.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.91% or 1.43 to hit $76.16 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.65% or 19.70 to trade at $1213.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.77% to 1.1629, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.9044.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.57% at 95.01.

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