Stocks in the Nordic region rose Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.1%.

Rockwool A/S Series A was the biggest leader during the session, rising 7.0%, and Rockwool A/S Series B gained 6.7%. Corem Property Group AB Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares gaining 5.3%.

Electrolux AB Series A posted the largest decline, falling 6.7%, followed by Icelandair Group Hf. shares, which declined 3.8%. Shares of Stora Enso Oyj Series A (SEK) dropped 3.6%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 0.1%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, dropped 0.3%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.7%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI dropped 0.2%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index dropping 0.3%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes were mixed, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index increasing 0.3% and the FTSE 100 Index dropping 0.2% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 0.3% and China's Shanghai Composite Index down 0.8%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 2.7%, and gold futures were down 0.4%. Bitcoin slipped 0.6% to $36,587.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index gained 0.4% to 98.52.

Against the euro, the U.S. dollar was up 0.3%, the Danish krone was flat, the Swedish krona was flat, the Icelandic krona was down 0.5%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.6%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Danish krone was down 0.3%, the euro was down 0.3%, the Swedish krona was down 0.3%, the Icelandic krona was down 0.8%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.9%.

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