Nordic stocks increased Tuesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.5%.

Vimian Group AB was the biggest leader during the session, rising 4.9%, and Biotage AB rose 4.9%. DSV A/S rounded out the top three leaders on Tuesday, with shares increasing 4.8%.

Fortnox AB posted the largest decline, falling 4.4%, followed by A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S Series B shares, which declined 3.5%. Shares of A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S Series A fell 3.2%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index increased 0.6%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 0.9%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.4%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI dropped 0.7%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index rising 0.5%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 0.4% and the FTSE 100 Index rising 0.3% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were up, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 1.4% and China's Shanghai Composite Index rising 0.1%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 1.7%, and gold futures were up 0.7%. Bitcoin fell 1.6% to $41,892.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.3% to 96.58.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 0.7%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.1%, the Danish krone was flat, the Swedish krona was down 0.1%, and the U.S. dollar was down 0.5%

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 1.3%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.6%, the Swedish krona was up 0.5%, the euro was up 0.5%, and the Danish krone was up 0.4%.

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

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