Amsterdam stock exchange closes up 14% on the year


The Amsterdam stock exchange had a good year in 2023 despite the economic and geopolitical upheaval worldwide. The blue chip AEX index ended the year up 14% at 786.82 after losing 13% in 2022.

Three of the top five performing stocks in Amsterdam were chip technology firms – Besi rose 141%, ASMI was up 99% and ASML 35%. Medical technology group Philips, up 50%, and information and data firm Relx complete the list of big winners.

Biotech group DSM showed the biggest decline at -19% while internet giant Prosus, parent of webshop Tencent, was down 9%. Adyen (payment systems), Unilever and insurance group NN lost 8%, 6% and 6% respectively.

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