Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.21%

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Netherlands shares higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.21%
Credit: © Reuters. – Netherlands equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Industrials , Telecoms and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX added 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the AEX were Koninklijke Vopak NV (AS: VOPA ), which rose 2.19% or 0.88 points to trade at 41.08 at the close. ING Groep NV (AS: INGA ) added 2.02% or 0.236 points to end at 11.908 and ASR Nederland NV (AS: ASRNL ) was up 1.83% or 0.68 points to 37.80 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Galapagos NV (AS: GLPG ), which lost 1.01% or 0.900 points to trade at 88.220 in late trade. Heineken (AS: HEIN ) declined 0.67% or 0.58 points to end at 86.06 and Aalberts Industries NV (AS: AALB ) shed 0.65% or 0.24 points to 36.50.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 78 to 43 and 16 ended unchanged on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

The AEX Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 2.72% to 11.73.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.05% or 0.69 to $66.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.64% or 0.46 to hit $72.67 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 2.10 to trade at $1196.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.49% to 1.1538, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8965.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 95.37.

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