HELSINKI: Finland stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Utilities and Basic Materials sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.17%.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Outotec Oyj (HE:OTE1V), which rose 2.76% or 0.160 points to trade at 5.965 at the close. Meanwhile, Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) added 1.99% or 0.70 points to end at 35.80 and Nordea Bank AB FDR (HE:NDA1V) was up 1.38% or 0.150 points to 11.040 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Orion Oyj B (HE:ORNBV), which fell 1.72% or 0.70 points to trade at 39.93 at the close. Telia Company AB (HE:TELIA1) declined 0.93% or 0.036 points to end at 3.852 and Nokian Renkaat Oyj (HE:NRE1V) was down 0.81% or 0.29 points to 35.32.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 83 to 56 and 13 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for October delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $52.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in October rose 0.40% or 0.19 to hit $47.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 5.15 to trade at $1297.15 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was up 0.68% to 1.1880, while EUR/GBP rose 0.04% to 0.9222.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.61% at 92.66.