Stocks in the Nordic region dropped Friday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 0.5%.

Oersted A/S posted the largest decline during the session, declining 9.4%, followed by Storskogen Group AB Series B shares, which fell 6.5%. Shares of Tomra Systems ASA fell 5.7%.

Lundin Gold Inc. was the biggest leader, gaining 8.3%, and Tryg A/S increased 5.8%. Subsea 7 S.A. rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares gaining 3.5%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index increased 0.2%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, declined 0.8%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index fell 1.0%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI increased 0.2%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index gaining 0.3%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes fell, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index dropping 1.0% and the FTSE 100 Index declining 0.6% from the previous close.

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

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 4.3%, and gold futures were up 2.9%. Bitcoin rose 0.1% to $26,759.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index held steady at 100.63.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 0.5%, the U.S. dollar was up 0.2%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.1%, the Swedish krona was flat, and the Danish krone was flat.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 0.3%, the Icelandic krona was flat, the Swedish krona was down 0.1%, the euro was down 0.2%, and the Danish krone was down 0.2%.

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

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