Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.27%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ), which rose 3.47% or 5.38 points to trade at 160.38 at the close. Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ) added 2.59% or 1.92 points to end at 76.00 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) was up 2.45% or 2.140 points to 89.340 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 4.90% or 0.12 points to trade at 2.33 in late trade. Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) declined 2.21% or 1.82 points to end at 80.70 and Relx PLC (AS: REL ) shed 1.70% or 0.295 points to 17.105.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 69 to 54 and 15 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 2.85% to 14.75.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 2.59% or 1.86 to $70.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 1.71% or 1.39 to hit $80.02 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.12% or 1.50 to trade at $1229.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.35% to 1.1534, while EUR/GBP rose 0.01% to 0.8779.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.08.

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