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Stocks in the Nordic region increased Friday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.8%.

NEL ASA was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, surging 13.9%, and Invisio AB rose 10.0%. Camurus AB rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares gaining 7.9%.

Carlsberg A/S Series A posted the largest decline, declining 5.3%, followed by Sinch AB shares, which fell 3.8%. Shares of Torm PLC A fell 3.7%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index rose 0.9%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 0.1%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.4%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI gained 0.9%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index rising 0.7%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 0.3% and the FTSE 100 Index rising 0.6% from the previous close.

In Asia, Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index was up 1.1% and China's Shanghai Composite Index was flat.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 1.2%, and gold futures were down 0.5%. Bitcoin fell 2.2% to $67,149.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index was flat at 99.45.

Against the euro, the Swedish krona was up 0.3%, the Norwegian krone was up 0.2%, the Danish krone was flat, the U.S. dollar was down 0.1%, and the Icelandic krona was down 0.2%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Swedish krona was up 0.5%, the Norwegian krone was up 0.3%, the Danish krone was up 0.1%, the euro was up 0.1%, and the Icelandic krona was down 0.1%.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet

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