Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 1.73%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 1.73%
Credit: © Reuters. – Finland equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology , Utilities and Telecoms sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 gained 1.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outotec Oyj (HE: OTE1V ), which rose 6.47% or 0.188 points to trade at 3.093 at the close. Outokumpu Oyj (HE: OUT1V ) added 4.25% or 0.1430 points to end at 3.5090 and Nokia Oyj (HE: NOKIA ) was up 3.55% or 0.176 points to 5.128 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kesko Oyj (HE: KESKOB ), which lost 0.71% or 0.35 points to trade at 49.22 in late trade. Cargotec Oyj (HE: CGCBV ) declined 0.13% or 0.04 points to end at 30.30 and Amer Sports Corporation (HE: AMEAS ) shed 0.13% or 0.05 points to 38.43.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 99 to 56 and 14 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for February delivery was up 0.43% or 0.26 to $60.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 1.02% or 0.52 to hit $51.52 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.10 to trade at $1249.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.41% to 1.1308, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.9034.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 97.488.

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