Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.40%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.40%
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Investing.com – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Industrials and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ), which rose 3.31% or 0.955 points to trade at 29.770 at the close. Altice NV (AS: ATCA ) added 3.04% or 0.10 points to end at 3.53 and Randstad Holding NV (AS: RAND ) was up 2.62% or 1.36 points to 53.24 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AS: AD ), which lost 0.58% or 0.120 points to trade at 20.445 in late trade. Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ) declined 0.30% or 0.12 points to end at 39.96 and Gemalto (AS: GTO ) shed 0.28% or 0.14 points to 50.04.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 88 to 34 and 16 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 12.88% to 12.23.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 4.53% or 2.97 to $68.51 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 2.48% or 1.81 to hit $74.86 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.40 to trade at $1270.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.41% to 1.1650, while EUR/GBP rose 0.21% to 0.8781.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 94.27.

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