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FINNISH SHARES fell sharply in heavy Nokia-dominated dealings after the mobile phone maker failed to delight a fickle market with a 61 per cent rise in second-quarter earnings.

The HEX general index ended down 2.4 per cent at 7,783.02 points after clawing back from losses of more than 4 per cent. The narrower FOX index fell 1.5 per cent to 1,861.61 points.

Turnover was a massive 743.73 million euros, with almost nine-tenths of it in Nokia alone.