Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.62%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.62%
Credit: © Reuters. – Finland equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 gained 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were DNA Oyj (HE: DNAO ), which rose 2.22% or 0.4000 points to trade at 18.4100 at the close. Huhtamaki Oyj (HE: HUH1V ) added 1.67% or 0.42 points to end at 25.58 and Neste Oil Oyj (HE: NESTE ) was up 1.67% or 1.18 points to 71.96 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Metsa Board Oyj B (HE: METSB ), which lost 1.30% or 0.090 points to trade at 6.855 in late trade. Wartsila Oyj Abp (HE: WRT1V ) declined 0.40% or 0.06 points to end at 14.80 and KONE Oyj (HE: KNEBV ) shed 0.25% or 0.11 points to 43.23.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 85 to 64 and 13 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for January delivery was down 0.44% or 0.29 to $66.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 0.71% or 0.40 to hit $56.06 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.94% or 23.30 to trade at $1222.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.79% to 1.1418, while EUR/GBP rose 0.20% to 0.8888.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.54% at 96.27.

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