Nordic stocks increased Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.8%.

Tomra Systems ASA was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, soaring 30.9%, and Fortnox AB soared 20.1%. Biotage AB rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares jumping 13.6%.

Storskogen Group AB Series B posted the largest decline, plummeting 20.8%, followed by Camurus AB shares, which tumbled 17.8%. Shares of Embracer Group AB Series B plunged 15.2%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 0.5%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, gained 0.7%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 1.0%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI gained 0.1%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index adding 1.0%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 0.7% and the FTSE 100 Index rising 0.4% from the previous close.

In Asia, Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index was up 1.2%, while China's Shanghai Stock Exchange was closed.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 1.7%, and gold futures were up 0.4%. Bitcoin climbed 1.0% to $52,238.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.3% to 98.71.

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

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was up 0.6%, the Norwegian krone was up 0.4%, the Danish krone was up 0.3%, the euro was up 0.3%, and the Icelandic krona was up 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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