Nordic stocks declined Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 0.6%.

Better Collective A/S posted the largest decline during the session, tumbling 17.6%, followed by Nibe Industrier AB Series B shares, which dropped 6.1%. Shares of Bavarian Nordic A/S declined 6.1%.

Icelandair Group Hf. was the biggest leader, adding 6.5%, and Kaldalon Hf. increased 6.2%. Islandsbanki Hf. rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares increasing 6.0%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 0.1%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, declined 1.2%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 1.0%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI fell 1.8%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index increasing 2.3%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes fell, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index dropping 0.7% and the FTSE 100 Index falling 1.0% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were down, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index falling 0.3% and China's Shanghai Composite Index falling 0.7%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 4.4%, while gold futures were up 1.1%. Bitcoin was down 2.8% to $36,564.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index dropped 0.1% to 99.03.

Against the euro, the Icelandic krona was up 0.3%, the U.S. dollar was down 0.1%, the Danish krone was flat, the Swedish krona was down 0.5%, and the Norwegian krone was down 1.0%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Icelandic krona was up 0.4%, the euro was up 0.1%, the Danish krone was up 0.1%, the Swedish krona was down 0.4%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.9%.

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

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