Nordic stocks gained Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.5%.

Ossur hf. was the biggest leader during the session, adding 6.2%, and Billerud AB gained 5.0%. Medicover AB Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares rising 3.9%.

Carlsberg A/S Series A posted the largest decline, falling 5.9%, followed by Africa Oil Corp. shares, which dropped 5.6%. Shares of H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Series B declined 4.9%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index rose 0.5%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, rose 0.6%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index increased 0.3%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI declined 0.4%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index dropping 0.8%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.4% and the FTSE 100 Index gaining 0.1% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index down 1.5% and China's Shanghai Composite Index up 0.1%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.6%, and gold futures were down 0.6%. Bitcoin rose 3.8% to $27,235.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index declined 0.5% to 100.07.

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

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was up 1.3%, the euro was up 0.7%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.7%, the Danish krone was up 0.6%, and the Norwegian krone was up 0.5%.


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


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