Stocks in the Nordic region dropped Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 0.7%.

NCAB Group AB posted the largest decline during the session, declining 6.2%, followed by Vitec Software Group AB Series B shares, which dropped 4.6%. Shares of Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA fell 4.3%.

Zealand Pharma A/S was the biggest leader, increasing 5.3%, and Vestas Wind Systems A/S rose 5.3%. Sinch AB rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares rising 3.6%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index fell 0.6%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, dropped 0.3%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 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 declining 1.4%.

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

Stock indexes in Asia were down, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index dropping 0.2% and China's Shanghai Composite Index falling 0.4%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were unchanged, while gold futures were down 0.1%. Bitcoin rose 0.7% to $26,254.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index was flat at 98.96.

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

Against the U.S. dollar, the Danish krone was down 0.1%, the euro was down 0.1%, the Norwegian krone was down 0.1%, the Swedish krona was down 0.2%, and the Icelandic krona was down 0.5%.

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