Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.81%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.81%
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Investing.com – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms , Financials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 5.24% or 0.11 points to trade at 2.23 at the close. Relx PLC (AS: REL ) added 2.60% or 0.440 points to end at 17.340 and ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) was up 2.58% or 0.290 points to 11.516 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ), which lost 1.76% or 0.340 points to trade at 18.932 in late trade. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) declined 1.63% or 1.620 points to end at 97.840 and Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ) shed 0.43% or 0.11 points to 25.53.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 98 to 30 and 8 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 2.20% to 11.93.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.42% or 0.30 to $70.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.79% or 0.63 to hit $78.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.30 to trade at $1209.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.69% to 1.1753, while EUR/GBP fell 0.02% to 0.8879.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 93.65.

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