Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.56%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 1.56%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Technology , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 1.56%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ), which rose 3.64% or 1.14 points to trade at 32.45 at the close. Royal Dutch Shell PLC Class A (AS: RDSa ) added 3.15% or 0.860 points to end at 28.160 and Koninklijke Philips NV (AS: PHG ) was up 3.13% or 1.00 points to 32.92 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wolters Kluwer (AS: WLSNc ), which lost 2.22% or 1.14 points to trade at 50.16 in late trade. Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) declined 0.26% or 0.12 points to end at 47.52 and WFD Unibail Rodamco NV (AS: URW ) shed 0.07% or 0.12 points to 160.28.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 113 to 22 and 4 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 8.58% to 17.80.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.06% or 0.04 to $66.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.20% or 0.15 to hit $76.06 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.49% or 6.00 to trade at $1216.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.24% to 1.1317, while EUR/GBP fell 0.63% to 0.8872.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.87.

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