Stocks in the Nordic region gained Tuesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.6%.

NEL ASA was the biggest leader during the session, gaining 6.0%, and Vitrolife AB rose 5.9%. Wallenstam AB Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Tuesday, with shares gaining 5.7%.

Aker Solutions ASA posted the largest decline, declining 3.6%, followed by Islandsbanki Hf. shares, which declined 2.8%. Shares of Zealand Pharma A/S dropped 2.5%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index gained 0.4%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 1.3%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.9%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 1.0%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index declining 0.2%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes were mixed, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index rising 0.6% and the FTSE 100 Index declining 0.1% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 0.5% and China's Shanghai Composite Index down 0.1%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 1.0%, and gold futures were down 0.5%. Bitcoin was down 0.2% to $34,382.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index gained 0.6% to 100.89.

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

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was down 0.2%, the Norwegian krone was down 0.3%, the Danish krone was down 0.4%, the euro was down 0.4%, and the Icelandic krona was down 0.6%.

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

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