Nordic stocks were flat Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index holding steady at 2,520.12.

Nova Klubburinn hf. was the biggest leader during the session, adding 5.2%, and Hagar Hf. rose 4.9%. Hampidjan hf. rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares increasing 4.6%.

Betsson AB Series B posted the largest decline, dropping 7.5%, followed by Loomis AB shares, which dropped 6.2%. Shares of Hemnet Group AB fell 3.4%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 0.6%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, dropped 0.4%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index fell 0.7%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI fell 0.3%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index adding 1.4%.

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

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index down 1.6% and China's Shanghai Composite Index up 0.6%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 1.2%, while gold futures were up 0.4%. Bitcoin climbed 0.4% to $43,554.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.4% to 96.45.

Against the euro, the Swedish krona was up 0.3%, the Danish krone was flat, the Icelandic krona was flat, the Norwegian krone was down 0.1%, and the U.S. dollar was down 0.4%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was up 1.1%, the Norwegian krone was up 0.4%, the Danish krone was up 0.4%, the euro was up 0.4%, and the Icelandic krona was up 0.3%.

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

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