Stocks in the Nordic region gained Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.9%.

BioArctic AB Series B was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, increasing 8.2%, and Autostore Holdings Ltd. increased 7.2%. Peab AB Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares increasing 6.2%.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA posted the largest decline, falling 6.4%, followed by Eimskipafelag Islands hf. shares, which declined 5.9%. Shares of Electrolux AB Series A fell 5.2%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 1.3%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, was flat at 4,349.06..

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.4%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI increased 0.8%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index dropping 0.3%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.5% and the FTSE 100 Index adding 0.7% from the previous close.

In Asia, Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index was down 0.7%, while China's Shanghai Stock Exchange was closed.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.7%, and gold futures were down 0.1%. Bitcoin was up 4.6% to $51,702.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.2% to 98.96.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 0.7%, the Swedish krona was up 0.3%, the Icelandic krona was flat, the Danish krone was flat, and the U.S. dollar was down 0.2%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 0.8%, the Swedish krona was up 0.5%, the Danish krone was up 0.2%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.2%, and the euro 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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