Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.26%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Basic Materials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which rose 3.44% or 0.71 points to trade at 21.32 at the close. ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) added 1.74% or 2.52 points to end at 147.74 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) was up 1.48% or 2.34 points to 160.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ), which lost 2.60% or 0.575 points to trade at 21.545 in late trade. Relx PLC (AS: REL ) declined 1.05% or 0.180 points to end at 16.995 and NN Group NV (AS: NN ) shed 1.03% or 0.39 points to 37.51.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 72 to 57 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 5.85% to 19.80.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.09% or 0.73 to $66.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 1.63% or 1.26 to hit $76.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.59% or 7.30 to trade at $1225.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1366, while EUR/GBP rose 0.42% to 0.8927.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 96.61.

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