Nordic stocks fell Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index holding steady at 2,293.00.

Africa Oil Corp. posted the largest decline during the session, declining 8.8%, followed by Embracer Group AB Series B shares, which declined 5.5%. Shares of Ossur hf. dropped 5.0%.

Nibe Industrier AB Series B was the biggest leader, adding 5.3%, and Borr Drilling Ltd. rose 4.9%. OEM-International AB Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares increasing 4.6%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index fell 0.3%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, declined 0.4%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 0.1%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI increased 1.2%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index gaining 0.1%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes fell, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index dropping 0.2% and the FTSE 100 Index declining 0.4% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were up, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 0.2% and China's Shanghai Composite Index rising 0.2%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 2.4%, while gold futures were down 1.2%. Bitcoin rose 0.6% to $26,292.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index gained 0.4% to 100.59.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 1.3%, the U.S. dollar was up 0.7%, the Swedish krona was up 0.2%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.1%, and the Danish krone was flat.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 0.6%, the Swedish krona was down 0.5%, the Icelandic krona was down 0.5%, the Danish krone was down 0.6%, and the euro was down 0.7%.


-This article was automatically generated by MarketWatch using technology from Automated Insights. Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.


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