Stock prices fell on Friday in the US and in the morning in Asia and the trend continued in Europe.

The escalation of the corona pandemic has heightened fears that states may once again have to tighten their restrictions, which will weigh on market sentiment.

In the morning, the European Stoxx 600 index had fallen 1.7 percent.

In Helsinki, the OMXH general index had fallen by 2.2 per cent to 10,000.58 points after less than an hour and a half of trading.

Of the most traded shares, OMXH 25 had fallen 2.3 percent.

The turnover was EUR 153 million, of which the most traded, ie the banking group Nordea, was EUR 16 million and the network equipment manufacturer Nokia EUR 17 million.

Nokia's share price has decreased by 3.0 percent to EUR 3.78.

Nordea's share had fallen by 4.7 per cent and Nordea's insurance group Sampo by 3.5 per cent.

The banking sector is in decline all over Europe.

Information has been leaked to the public that several large banks have transferred large sums without knowing their origin.

The price of the British bank HSBC has fallen to its lowest level in 25 years.

The price of Kone, which manufactures elevators and escalators, has risen 1.4 percent.

At the end of last week, the machine's share was traded for almost 11.5 million.

Coroner fears weigh on airlines.

Finnair's share price was 3.3 per cent negative.

Viking Line's Amorella ship ran aground yesterday.

The company's share was 1.3 percent in the frost.

A dividend was removed from the construction company YIT's share and the price had fallen by 4.8 per cent.

The Kesko B share of the trading group continued to be positive and rose by 0.4 per cent.

The share of textile and design company Marimekko continued to rise on Friday and had climbed 2.7 percent.

On Friday, it issued revenue and operating profit guidance in March to replace the one it canceled and the share jumped more than nine percent.