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

Crayon Group Holding ASA was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, increasing 7.1%, and AddLife AB increased 4.9%. Stolt-Nielsen Ltd. rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares gaining 4.2%.

Elekta AB Series B posted the largest decline, plunging 18.0%, followed by ALK-Abello A/S Series B shares, which fell 7.4%. Shares of Zealand Pharma A/S fell 6.6%.

In Denmark, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange was closed, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 0.4%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.9%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI fell 0.1%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index falling 0.1%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 0.8% and the FTSE 100 Index gaining 0.3% from the previous close.

In Asia, Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index was down 0.9% and China's Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.8%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 0.5%, and gold futures were up 1.2%. Bitcoin rose 1.6% to $71,620.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index gained 0.2% to 99.28.

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

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

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet

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06-05-24 1215ET