Nordic stocks fell Thursday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 0.4%.

Avance Gas Holding Ltd. posted the largest decline during the session, dropping 8.9%, followed by BW LPG Ltd. shares, which dropped 8.0%. Shares of NEL ASA declined 5.0%.

Corem Property Group AB Series A was the biggest leader, gaining 5.4%, and Skel Fjarfestingafelag hf. gained 4.5%. Bravida Holding AB rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares rising 4.3%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index fell 1.3%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 1.2%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index declined 0.1%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI dropped 0.3%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index adding 0.5%.

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

Stock indexes in Asia were down, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index declining 1.8% and China's Shanghai Composite Index falling 0.1%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.6%, and gold futures were down 0.5%. Bitcoin was down 0.4% to $43,643.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index dropped 0.6% to 97.78.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 0.5%, the Swedish krona was up 0.4%, the Danish krone was flat, the Icelandic krona was flat, and the U.S. dollar was down 0.4%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Norwegian krone was up 0.9%, the Swedish krona was up 0.7%, the Danish krone was up 0.3%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.3%, and the euro was up 0.3%.

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

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