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 , Industrials and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 rose 1.22% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outokumpu Oyj (HE: OUT1V ), which rose 4.31% or 0.1670 points to trade at 4.0440 at the close. Outotec Oyj (HE: OTE1V ) added 3.86% or 0.138 points to end at 3.710 and Metsa Board Oyj B (HE: METSB ) was up 3.22% or 0.195 points to 6.250 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DNA Oyj (HE: DNAO ), which lost 0.82% or 0.1500 points to trade at 18.0700 in late trade. Huhtamaki Oyj (HE: HUH1V ) declined 0.39% or 0.11 points to end at 27.99 and Amer Sports Corporation (HE: AMEAS ) 0.00% or 0.00 points to 38.85.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 101 to 47 and 19 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 2.26% or 1.38 to $62.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 2.98% or 1.55 to hit $53.62 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.77% or 9.95 to trade at $1282.35 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1361, while EUR/GBP rose 0.48% to 0.8813.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 96.012.

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