Nordic stocks dropped Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 1.3%.

Mycronic AB posted the largest decline during the session, declining 9.7%, followed by Genmab A/S shares, which declined 8.7%. Shares of Ossur hf. declined 7.2%.

Svenska Handelsbanken Series A was the biggest leader, adding 5.0%, and Tele2 AB Series B increased 4.5%. DNO ASA rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares gaining 3.6%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index declined 0.8%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, fell 1.5%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 1.3%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI gained 0.2%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index falling 1.1%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes fell, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index dropping 1.1% and the FTSE 100 Index falling 1.1% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 0.0% and China's Shanghai Composite Index down 0.8%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 1.3%, and gold futures were up 1.2%. Bitcoin slipped 0.4% to $28,343.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index increased 0.3% to 100.69.

Against the euro, the U.S. dollar was up 0.5%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.1%, the Danish krone was flat, the Norwegian krone was down 0.6%, and the Swedish krona was down 0.7%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Icelandic krona was down 0.3%, the euro was down 0.5%, the Danish krone was down 0.5%, the Norwegian krone was down 1.1%, and the Swedish krona was down 1.1%.

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

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