Finland shares lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.03%

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Finland shares lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.03%
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Investing.com – Finland equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Consumer Services , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 declined 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Metsa Board Oyj B (HE: METSB ), which rose 1.81% or 0.160 points to trade at 8.980 at the close. Telia Company AB (HE: TELIA1 ) added 1.55% or 0.061 points to end at 4.002 and UPM-Kymmene Oyj (HE: UPM ) was up 1.36% or 0.41 points to 30.49 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kesko Oyj (HE: KESKOB ), which lost 9.46% or 5.24 points to trade at 50.14 in late trade. Konecranes ABP (HE: KCRA ) declined 6.44% or 2.39 points to end at 34.72 and Outokumpu Oyj (HE: OUT1V ) shed 1.49% or 0.0820 points to 5.4060.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 72 to 68 and 22 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for September delivery was up 0.89% or 0.65 to $74.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in September rose 1.52% or 1.04 to hit $69.56 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 3.50 to trade at $1229.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.1677, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8883.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 94.34.

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