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Nordic stocks declined Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 1.4%.

Autostore Holdings Ltd. posted the largest decline among large stocks during the session, plunging 15.8%, followed by Neste Oyj shares, which tumbled 13.0%. Shares of Indutrade AB plunged 12.6%.

Alfa Laval AB was the was the biggest leader, adding 7.8%, and Granges AB increased 7.7%. AAK AB rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares gaining 7.0%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index fell 1.6%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, dropped 1.9%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 0.7%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 0.4%. Iceland's exchange, Nasdaq Iceland, was closed.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes were mixed, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index falling 0.6% and the FTSE 100 Index increasing 0.5% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index down 2.2% and China's Shanghai Composite Index up 0.3%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.4%, while gold futures were up 0.2%. Bitcoin climbed 0.3% to $64,130.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index declined 0.1% to 100.23.

Against the euro, the Icelandic krona was flat, the U.S. dollar was down 0.2%, the Danish krone was flat, the Norwegian krone was down 0.2%, and the Swedish krona was down 0.4%.

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

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet

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04-25-24 1221ET