Nordic stocks rose Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.2%.

Scatec ASA was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, rising 7.7%, and BoneSupport Holding AB gained 7.7%. Stora Enso Oyj Series A (SEK) rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares gaining 7.6%.

Embracer Group AB Series B posted the largest decline, plunging 11.2%, followed by Arion Banki hf. SDR shares, which dropped 6.3%. Shares of OX2 AB fell 6.0%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 1.2%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, fell 0.7%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index was flat at 2,527.85., while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI was flat at 1,290.84. Shares in Iceland were flat, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index holding steady at 2,192.03.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes fell, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index declining 0.2% and the FTSE 100 Index dropping 0.4% 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 0.2%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 1.7%, while gold futures were down 0.6%. Bitcoin fell 3.8% to $70,703.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index increased 0.4% to 97.93.

Against the euro, the U.S. dollar was up 0.6%, the Danish krone was flat, the Icelandic krona was flat, the Norwegian krone was down 0.2%, and the Swedish krona was down 0.5%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Icelandic krona was down 0.6%, the euro was down 0.6%, the Danish krone was down 0.6%, the Norwegian krone was down 0.8%, 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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