Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.59%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.59%
Credit: © Reuters. – Finland equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Telecoms , Oil & Gas and Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.59% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were DNA Oyj (HE: DNAO ), which rose 2.66% or 0.4800 points to trade at 18.5500 at the close. Elisa Oyj (HE: ELISA ) added 2.43% or 0.94 points to end at 39.60 and Neste Oil Oyj (HE: NESTE ) was up 1.95% or 1.54 points to 80.40 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Cargotec Oyj (HE: CGCBV ), which lost 1.32% or 0.40 points to trade at 29.96 in late trade. Outokumpu Oyj (HE: OUT1V ) declined 1.29% or 0.0520 points to end at 3.9920 and Kesko Oyj (HE: KESKOB ) shed 1.28% or 0.66 points to 51.00.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 81 to 69 and 20 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.18% or 0.11 to $62.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.06% or 0.03 to hit $54.22 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 3.15 to trade at $1279.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1370, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8815.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 95.980.

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