Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.64%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.64%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Telecoms , Consumer Services and Consumer Goods sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ), which rose 2.57% or 1.04 points to trade at 41.54 at the close. Relx PLC (AS: REL ) added 1.89% or 0.340 points to end at 18.315 and Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) was up 1.67% or 0.04 points to 2.38 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 1.64% or 0.37 points to trade at 22.13 in late trade. ASML Holding NV (AS: ASML ) declined 0.51% or 0.84 points to end at 164.88 and Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) shed 0.44% or 0.420 points to 94.320.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 61 to 60 and 17 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 4.63% to 12.32.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.36% or 0.27 to $75.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.63% or 0.53 to hit $85.33 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 3.90 to trade at $1203.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.1521, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8868.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 95.36.

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