Nordic stocks were flat Monday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index holding steady at 2,544.56.

Elkem ASA was the biggest leader during the session, rising 7.7%, and Mycronic AB increased 5.9%. Zealand Pharma A/S rounded out the top three leaders on Monday, with shares adding 5.8%.

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S Series B posted the largest decline, falling 5.7%, followed by A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S Series A shares, which declined 5.3%. Shares of Avance Gas Holding Ltd. fell 5.3%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index declined 0.5%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 0.2%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index gained 0.9%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI dropped 1.0%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index gaining 1.1%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 0.4% and the FTSE 100 Index increasing 0.1% from the previous close.

In Asia, China's Shanghai Composite Index was down 1.4%, while Japan's Tokyo Stock Exchange was closed.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 3.8%, and gold futures were down 0.6%. Bitcoin rose 2.4% to $45,346.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index declined 0.2% to 96.66.

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

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

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

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