Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.00%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.00%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which rose 4.19% or 1.03 points to trade at 25.64 at the close. ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) added 3.93% or 1.020 points to end at 26.950 and Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ) was up 2.67% or 0.140 points to 5.380 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Randstad NV (AS: RAND ), which lost 5.08% or 2.59 points to trade at 48.43 in late trade. Relx PLC (AS: REL ) declined 2.23% or 0.385 points to end at 16.900 and Unilever NV DRC (AS: UNc ) shed 1.94% or 0.94 points to 47.23.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 66 to 60 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 4.51% to 12.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.08% or 0.75 to $70.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.18% or 0.14 to hit $79.17 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 5.90 to trade at $1208.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.16% to 1.1684, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8875.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 94.07.

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