In the United States, stocks declined moderately yesterday and in the morning in Asia, stock markets did not follow a consistent direction.

In Europe, the day began to decline.

The broad European Stoxx 600 index had slipped 0.1 percent in the morning.

After less than an hour of trading, the OMXH general index had risen 0.1 percent to 11,369.79 points.

OMXH 25, the most traded share, had risen 0.2 percent.

The turnover was EUR 90 million, of which the network equipment manufacturer Nokia was EUR 43 million.

Nokia's share had risen 2.4 percent to EUR 3.96.

On the New York Stock Exchange, it ended up yesterday at $ 4.73, or $ 3.89.

Morgan Stanley raised Nordea's recommendation.

The new recommendation is “overweight” while the previous one was “equalweight”.

Nordea's share price had risen by 0.6 per cent.

Of tomorrow's earnings announcements, the share of Kone, which manufactures elevators and escalators, had slipped 0.4 per cent and that of the forestry company UPM 0.7 per cent.

The share of the telecommunications company Elisa, on the other hand, had risen by 0.7 per cent, and the engineering company Wärtsilä and the property maintenance company Lassila & Tikanoja were both up 0.1 per cent positive.

The office furniture company Martela will start co-operation negotiations to reduce a maximum of 40 jobs.

The company's share had climbed 3.7 percent.

On the First North list, the share of the technology company Nordic ID had jumped 24.3 percent.