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

BioArctic AB Series B was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, surging 13.7%, and Ambu A/S Series B jumped 12.8%. Avance Gas Holding Ltd. rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares adding 9.5%.

Neste Oyj posted the largest decline, tumbling 14.9%, followed by Getinge AB Series B shares, which plunged 11.9%. Shares of AF Gruppen ASA fell 6.7%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index increased 0.9%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, dropped 0.4%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index dropped 0.2%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI dropped 0.6%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index increasing 0.2%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 0.6% and the FTSE 100 Index increasing 0.2% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 0.1% and China's Shanghai Composite Index down 0.8%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were unchanged, and gold futures were up 1.3%. Bitcoin climbed 5.3% to $64,813.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index dropped 0.6% to 99.11.

Against the euro, the Swedish krona was up 0.6%, the Norwegian krone was up 0.5%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.2%, the Danish krone was flat, and the U.S. dollar was down 0.4%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was up 1.0%, the Norwegian krone was up 0.9%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.6%, the euro was up 0.4%, and the Danish krone was up 0.4%.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet

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