Finland stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Helsinki 25 up 0.36% – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Consumer Goods and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.36% to hit a new all time high.

The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were Orion Oyj B (HE:ORNBV), which rose 2.94% or 0.76 points to trade at 26.65 at the close. Meanwhile, Metsa Board Oyj B (HE:METSB) added 2.70% or 0.255 points to end at 9.715 and Amer Sports Corporation (HE:AMEAS) was up 2.10% or 0.54 points to 26.21 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nordea Bank AB FDR (HE:NDA1V), which fell 1.88% or 0.165 points to trade at 8.630 at the close. Neste Oil Oyj (HE:NESTE) declined 1.41% or 0.96 points to end at 67.24 and Metso Oyj (HE:METSO) was down 1.09% or 0.33 points to 29.96.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 80 to 65 and 17 ended unchanged.

Shares in Metsa Board Oyj B (HE:METSB) rose to all time highs; up 2.70% or 0.255 to 9.715.

Brent oil for July delivery was down 0.06% or 0.05 to $78.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.43% or 0.31 to hit $71.00 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1290.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/USD was down 0.31% to 1.1802, while EUR/GBP fell 0.19% to 0.8748.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 93.27.