Nordic stocks gained Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.3%.

Nibe Industrier AB Series B was the biggest leader during the session, adding 6.0%, and Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson Series B gained 5.6%. Hoegh Autoliners ASA rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares increasing 5.5%.

International Petroleum Corp. posted the largest decline, declining 6.0%, followed by Nokia Corp. shares, which declined 5.9%. Shares of NCC AB Series B fell 5.3%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index fell 0.6%, while the Helsinki Stock Exchange was closed.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 1.0%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI declined 0.1%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index falling 0.6%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index gaining 0.5% and the FTSE 100 Index adding 0.3% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 2.0% and China's Shanghai Composite Index down 0.1%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 3.7%, while gold futures were up 0.5%. Bitcoin was down 0.1% to $44,042.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index was flat at 98.23.

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

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was up 0.4%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.1%, the Danish krone was down 0.1%, the euro was down 0.1%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.2%.

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

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