Helsinki shares TFN at a glance outlook

HELSINKI (Thomson Financial) - Shares are expected to open flat to slightly higher, aided by gains on Wall Street overnight.

Yesterday, the OMX Helsinki 25 index rose 1.14 pct to 3,349.84 and the OMX Helsinki all-share index increased 1.53 pct to 12,588.06. FORTHCOMING EVENTS TOMORROW -OKO Bank Q3 results (8.00 am) COMPANY NEWS -Finnair Sept passenger load factor 73.9 pct, down 0.9 pct points year-on-year -Sampo Q3 pretax 256 mln eur vs 359 mln; consensus 273 mln; reports sharp fall in net investment income on weak equity markets -Machinery rental co Ramirent Q3 pretax 40.3 mln eur vs 32.7 mln -Technopolis launches share issue; book-building starts today at 10.00 am -Cevian regains seat on Metso nomination committee MARKET SENTIMENT -Neste Oil upped to 'neutral' vs 'underweight' by JP Morgan -In New York last night, Nokia's ADRs finished at the equivalent of 28.07 eur, 0.5 pct above its closing level in Helsinki -UPM-Kymmene's US-listed shares ended unchanged at 15.06 eur and those in Stora Enso marginally lower at 11.99 eur je/ra COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Financial News Limited 2007. All rights reserved.

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