Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.19%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.19%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Financials , Basic Materials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Altice NV (AS: ATCA ), which rose 3.18% or 0.09 points to trade at 2.85 at the close. Aegon NV (AS: AEGN ) added 1.99% or 0.110 points to end at 5.642 and ArcelorMittal SA (AS: MT ) was up 1.49% or 0.405 points to 27.515 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Philips Lighting NV (AS: LIGHT ), which lost 2.15% or 0.52 points to trade at 23.72 in late trade. Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ) declined 1.85% or 1.780 points to end at 94.220 and Koninklijke KPN NV (AS: KPN ) shed 1.16% or 0.029 points to 2.475.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 66 to 62 and 10 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 0.78% to 11.37.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.50% or 1.05 to $69.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.87% or 0.66 to hit $74.89 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.40 to trade at $1225.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.01% to 1.1707, while EUR/GBP rose 0.02% to 0.8916.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 94.24.

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