Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.79%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.79%
Credit: © Reuters. – Finland equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Telecoms and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 rose 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were DNA Oyj (HE: DNAO ), which rose 5.27% or 0.9000 points to trade at 17.9800 at the close. Cargotec Oyj (HE: CGCBV ) added 4.64% or 1.24 points to end at 27.96 and Huhtamaki Oyj (HE: HUH1V ) was up 3.44% or 0.93 points to 28.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Wartsila Oyj Abp (HE: WRT1V ), which lost 1.69% or 0.23 points to trade at 13.66 in late trade. Metso Oyj (HE: METSO ) declined 0.61% or 0.14 points to end at 22.76 and Nokia Oyj (HE: NOKIA ) shed 0.48% or 0.024 points to 5.006.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 139 to 24 and 9 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 3.92% or 2.11 to $55.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.49% or 2.04 to hit $47.45 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.46% or 5.85 to trade at $1287.15 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.99% to 1.1349, while EUR/GBP rose 0.24% to 0.9010.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.69% at 96.393.

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