Stocks in the Nordic region increased Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.4%.

ALK-Abello A/S Series B was the biggest leader during the session, jumping 16.7%, and Zealand Pharma A/S rose 5.5%. NCAB Group AB rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares adding 4.9%.

Austevoll Seafood ASA posted the largest decline, falling 6.3%, followed by Leroy Seafood Group ASA shares, which dropped 5.4%. Shares of Fastighets AB Balder Series B fell 3.8%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index declined 0.6%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, rose 0.3%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 1.1%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI gained 0.3%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index falling 1.0%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 0.4% and the FTSE 100 Index gaining 0.6% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were up, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 2.5% and China's Shanghai Composite Index rising 0.5%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.9%, and gold futures were down 0.1%. Bitcoin rose 2.3% to $36,436.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index rose 0.2% to 99.00.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 1.1%, the Swedish krona was up 0.9%, the U.S. dollar was up 0.3%, the Danish krone was flat, and the Icelandic krona was down 0.1%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 0.8%, the Swedish krona was up 0.7%, the euro was down 0.2%, the Danish krone was down 0.3%, and the Icelandic krona was down 0.4%.

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

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