Finland shares lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.66%

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Finland shares lower at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 down 0.66%
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Investing.com – Finland equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Technology , Basic Materials and Utilities sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 fell 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Elisa Oyj (HE: ELISA ), which rose 2.04% or 0.75 points to trade at 37.56 at the close. Neste Oil Oyj (HE: NESTE ) added 1.33% or 0.92 points to end at 70.14 and Outotec Oyj (HE: OTE1V ) was up 1.23% or 0.039 points to 3.200 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Stora Enso Oyj R (HE: STERV ), which lost 2.52% or 0.257 points to trade at 9.948 in late trade. Metsa Board Oyj B (HE: METSB ) declined 2.39% or 0.125 points to end at 5.105 and Cargotec Oyj (HE: CGCBV ) shed 2.36% or 0.66 points to 27.30.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 83 to 74 and 12 ended unchanged on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Brent oil for March delivery was up 0.97% or 0.53 to $55.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.62% or 0.29 to hit $46.83 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 7.70 to trade at $1291.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was up 0.52% to 1.1401, while EUR/GBP rose 0.36% to 0.9025.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 95.852.

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