Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.41%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.41%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Technology and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.41%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ), which rose 1.70% or 2.68 points to trade at 160.26 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) added 1.49% or 0.415 points to end at 28.230 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) was up 1.30% or 1.16 points to 90.62 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Relx PLC (AS: REL ), which lost 1.90% or 0.335 points to trade at 17.285 in late trade. Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ) declined 1.51% or 0.298 points to end at 19.466 and Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) shed 0.90% or 0.39 points to 43.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 65 to 57 and 14 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was up 0.62% to 12.77.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.12% or 0.77 to $69.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.06% or 0.83 to hit $78.88 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.30 to trade at $1203.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1673, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.8876.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 94.18.

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