Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 1.22%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 1.22%
Credit: © Reuters. – Finland equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Consumer Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 1.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outotec Oyj (HE: OTE1V ), which rose 6.66% or 0.192 points to trade at 3.074 at the close. Nokia Oyj (HE: NOKIA ) added 4.05% or 0.196 points to end at 5.030 and Fortum Oyj (HE: FORTUM ) was up 2.41% or 0.45 points to 19.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included KONE Oyj (HE: KNEBV ), which lost 0.81% or 0.34 points to trade at 41.64 in late trade. Stora Enso Oyj R (HE: STERV ) declined 0.30% or 0.030 points to end at 10.085 and YIT Oyj (HE: YIT ) shed 0.29% or 0.01 points to 5.11.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 121 to 38 and 12 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.61% or 0.32 to $53.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 1.41% or 0.63 to hit $45.24 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.50 to trade at $1281.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.11% to 1.1442, while EUR/GBP fell 0.40% to 0.9005.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 95.930.

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