At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 lost 1.21%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Valmt (HE: VALMT ), which rose 0.36% or 0.07 points to trade at 19.78 at the close. DNA Oyj (HE: DNAO ) added 0.22% or 0.0400 points to end at 18.5800 and Kesko Oyj (HE: KESKOB ) was down 0.04% or 0.02 points to 50.78 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Metsa Board Oyj B (HE: METSB ), which lost 3.47% or 0.225 points to trade at 6.260 in late trade. Orion Oyj B (HE: ORNBV ) declined 2.57% or 0.81 points to end at 30.66 and Outokumpu Oyj (HE: OUT1V ) shed 2.52% or 0.1010 points to 3.9040.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 91 to 55 and 21 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Brent oil for April delivery was down 3.10% or 1.91 to $59.68 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 3.71% or 1.99 to hit $51.70 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.65 to trade at $1302.75 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.23% to 1.1439, while EUR/GBP rose 0.45% to 0.8682.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 95.347.
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