Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 1.00%

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Finland shares higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 1.00%
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Investing.com – Finland equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Utilities , Basic Materials and Healthcare sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Metsa Board Oyj B (HE: METSB ), which rose 4.03% or 0.210 points to trade at 5.415 at the close. Orion Oyj B (HE: ORNBV ) added 2.45% or 0.74 points to end at 30.92 and Stora Enso Oyj R (HE: STERV ) was up 2.41% or 0.250 points to 10.620 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Outokumpu Oyj (HE: OUT1V ), which lost 0.82% or 0.0290 points to trade at 3.4980 in late trade. Nordea Bank Abp (HE: NDAFI ) declined 0.63% or 0.048 points to end at 7.557 and Outotec Oyj (HE: OTE1V ) shed 0.33% or 0.010 points to 3.043.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 81 to 65 and 23 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for February delivery was up 2.26% or 1.27 to $57.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.18% or 1.48 to hit $48.08 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 3.95 to trade at $1257.55 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.55% to 1.1425, while EUR/GBP rose 0.40% to 0.9025.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.49% at 96.100.

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