Stocks in the Nordic region gained Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.6%.

Schibsted ASA Series B was the biggest leader during the session, increasing 4.9%, and Corem Property Group AB Series A gained 4.6%. Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares adding 4.1%.

Autostore Holdings Ltd. posted the largest decline, declining 5.8%, followed by Skel Fjarfestingafelag hf. shares, which dropped 3.2%. Shares of NKT A/S dropped 3.2%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 0.7%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 0.5%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index increased 0.6%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 1.6%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index gaining 0.4%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 0.3% and the FTSE 100 Index rising 0.2% from the previous close.

In Asia, China's Shanghai Composite Index was up 0.6%, while Japan's Tokyo Stock Exchange was closed.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.9%, while gold futures were flat. Bitcoin slipped 0.6% to $37,224.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.1% to 98.36.

Against the euro, the Icelandic krona was up 0.6%, the U.S. dollar was down 0.2%, the Danish krone was flat, the Swedish krona was down 0.3%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.3%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Icelandic krona was up 0.8%, the euro was up 0.2%, the Danish krone was up 0.2%, the Norwegian krone was flat, and the Swedish krona was down 0.1%.

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