Stocks in the Nordic region rose Friday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 1.7%.

Embracer Group AB Series B was the biggest leader during the session, adding 9.5%, and Sinch AB rose 6.7%. H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares adding 4.8%.

Volvo Car AB Series B posted the largest decline, tumbling 11.1%, followed by Olav Thon Eiendomsselskap ASA shares, which dropped 2.4%. Shares of Autostore Holdings Ltd. declined 2.2%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 2.0%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 1.1%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 1.3%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 1.1%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index adding 0.8%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 1.0% and the FTSE 100 Index increasing 1.3% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were up, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 0.5% and China's Shanghai Composite Index rising 0.1%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 3.9%, while gold futures were down 0.2%. Bitcoin climbed 1.0% to $36,377.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.3% to 98.77.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 0.6%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.3%, the Swedish krona was up 0.1%, the Danish krone was flat, and the U.S. dollar was down 0.3%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 0.9%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.5%, the Swedish krona was up 0.3%, the euro was up 0.3%, and the Danish krone 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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