Nordic stocks rose Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 1.1%.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S was the biggest leader during the session, adding 9.8%, and Pandora A/S rose 9.0%. Ambu A/S Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares rising 8.9%.

Royal UNIBREW A/S posted the largest decline, plunging 12.5%, followed by Marel hf. shares, which dropped 6.4%. Shares of Lundin Mining Corp. dropped 5.7%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index increased 1.7%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, rose 0.8%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 0.1%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI gained 0.7%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index dropping 1.1%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes were mixed, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 0.3% and the FTSE 100 Index falling 0.1% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were down, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index falling 0.3% and China's Shanghai Composite Index falling 0.2%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 2.3%, and gold futures were down 0.7%. Bitcoin was down 0.6% to $35,328.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index rose 0.1% to 99.93.

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

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

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

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