Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.10%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.10%
Credit: © Reuters. – Finland equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Utilities , Financials and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Fortum Oyj (HE: FORTUM ), which rose 3.04% or 0.60 points to trade at 20.31 at the close. Metsa Board Oyj B (HE: METSB ) added 2.45% or 0.130 points to end at 5.430 and Telia Company AB (HE: TELIA1 ) was up 1.76% or 0.073 points to 4.226 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cargotec Oyj (HE: CGCBV ), which lost 8.31% or 2.58 points to trade at 28.48 in late trade. Konecranes ABP (HE: KCRA ) declined 3.91% or 1.11 points to end at 27.31 and Outotec Oyj (HE: OTE1V ) shed 3.25% or 0.104 points to 3.097.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 86 to 72 and 13 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for February delivery was down 2.10% or 1.29 to $60.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.83% or 1.49 to hit $51.09 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 4.00 to trade at $1243.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.51% to 1.1303, while EUR/GBP rose 0.19% to 0.8990.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.41% at 97.455.

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