(C) Reuters. Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.66%
At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX rose 0.66%.
The best performers of the session on the AEX were ArcelorMittal SA (AS:MT), which rose 5.46% or 0.646 points to trade at 12.476 at the close. Meanwhile, ABN AMRO Group NV (AS:ABNd) added 2.93% or 0.47 points to end at 16.36 and ASML Holding NV (AS:ASML) was up 1.82% or 3.50 points to 195.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were IMCD NV (AS:IMCD), which fell 2.09% or 1.60 points to trade at 75.00 at the close. Heineken (AS:HEIN) declined 0.63% or 0.60 points to end at 93.94 and Koninklijke DSM NV (AS:DSMN) was down 0.58% or 0.65 points to 110.60.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange by 74 to 54 and 9 ended unchanged.
The AEX Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of AEX options, was down 4.51% to 17.19.
Crude oil for September delivery was up 3.93% or 2.16 to $57.09 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 4.49% or 2.63 to hit $61.20 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 4.85 to trade at $1512.35 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 0.32% to 1.1176, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.9268.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.43% at 97.613.
Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.66%
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