Nordic stocks fell Monday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 0.4%.

Afry AB posted the largest decline during the session, declining 7.5%, followed by Sweco AB Series A shares, which fell 6.0%. Shares of Sweco AB Series B dropped 5.4%.

Sinch AB was the biggest leader, adding 9.0%, and Ratos AB Series A rose 4.0%. NEL ASA rounded out the top three leaders on Monday, with shares gaining 3.8%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index fell 1.2%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, rose 0.1%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index was flat at 2,190.78., and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 0.1%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index declining 0.7%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 0.2% and the FTSE 100 Index gaining 0.4% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were down, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index falling 2.0% and China's Shanghai Composite Index falling 0.5%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.9%, and gold futures were down 0.4%. Bitcoin rose 3.3% to $28,105.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index dropped 0.3% to 100.40.

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

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was up 1.0%, the euro was up 0.3%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.3%, the Danish krone was up 0.3%, and the Norwegian krone was flat.

-This article was automatically generated by MarketWatch using technology from Automated Insights. Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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