Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.35%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.35% – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.35% to hit a new 5-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 61.39% or 0.92 points to trade at 2.42 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 2.03% or 0.600 points to end at 30.115 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) was up 1.87% or 0.45 points to 24.48 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 1.26% or 1.080 points to trade at 84.880 in late trade. Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) declined 0.87% or 0.78 points to end at 88.82 and Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ) shed 0.43% or 0.20 points to 46.45.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 66 to 51 and 15 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 2.06% to 11.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.36% or 0.26 to $72.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.87% or 0.69 to hit $79.91 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.10% or 1.30 to trade at $1292.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.05% to 1.1785, while EUR/GBP fell 0.11% to 0.8772.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 93.46.

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