Stocks in the Nordic region gained Monday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.7%.

Better Collective A/S was the biggest leader during the session, surging 10.0%, and Bavarian Nordic A/S increased 6.0%. Lundin Mining Corp. rounded out the top three leaders on Monday, with shares gaining 5.7%.

Iceland Seafood International hf. posted the largest decline, declining 4.2%, followed by Lundin Gold Inc. shares, which fell 3.4%. Shares of NCC AB Series A dropped 3.3%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 1.0%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, rose 0.1%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.3%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI gained 0.8%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index declining 1.5%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes were mixed, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 0.1% and the FTSE 100 Index dropping 0.1% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index down 0.6% and China's Shanghai Composite Index up 0.5%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 2.8%, while gold futures were down 0.3%. Bitcoin rose 0.4% to $37,173.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index declined 0.4% to 98.14.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 0.8%, the Swedish krona was up 0.4%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.3%, the Danish krone was flat, and the U.S. dollar was down 0.3%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 1.0%, the Swedish krona was up 0.7%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.5%, the Danish krone was up 0.3%, and the euro was up 0.3%.

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

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