Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.47%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.47%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Basic Materials and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.47% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 4.23% or 0.08 points to trade at 1.86 at the close. Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) added 4.06% or 0.87 points to end at 22.28 and Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) was up 1.38% or 0.375 points to 27.575 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 2.06% or 1.840 points to trade at 87.660 in late trade. ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) declined 1.77% or 0.38 points to end at 21.07 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) shed 1.42% or 0.039 points to 2.710.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 72 to 57 and 12 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.59% to 13.21 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.72% or 0.95 to $54.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.45% or 0.28 to hit $62.47 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.28% or 3.65 to trade at $1318.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.16% to 1.1436, while EUR/GBP rose 0.07% to 0.8759.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 95.560.

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