Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.35%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.35%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Oil & Gas and Technology sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 1.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Akzo Nobel (AS: AKZO ), which rose 3.46% or 2.60 points to trade at 77.70 at the close. Koninklijke DSM NV (AS: DSMN ) added 2.38% or 1.86 points to end at 80.04 and Relx NV (AS: RELN ) was up 2.36% or 0.385 points to 16.670 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which lost 1.42% or 0.10 points to trade at 6.83 in late trade. Heineken (AS: HEIN ) declined 0.05% or 0.04 points to end at 85.14 and ABN AMRO Group NV (AS: ABNd ) gained 0.08% or 0.02 points to 23.73.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 91 to 29 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 11.11% to 16.47.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.08% or 0.05 to $65.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.14% or 0.10 to hit $69.62 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.79% or 10.70 to trade at $1344.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.25% to 1.2412, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8764.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 88.92.

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