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Stocks in the Nordic region rose Friday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 1.6%.

Medicover AB Series B was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, soaring 23.3%, and Betsson AB Series B surged 13.3%. NCAB Group AB rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares surging 10.6%.

Yara International ASA posted the largest decline, declining 6.2%, followed by Tomra Systems ASA shares, which fell 4.6%. Shares of Syn hf. fell 3.8%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index increased 2.3%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, gained 1.1%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index increased 1.3%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 0.5%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index rising 0.4%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 1.1% and the FTSE 100 Index gaining 0.8% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were up, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 0.8% and China's Shanghai Composite Index rising 1.2%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 0.6%, and gold futures were up 0.3%. Bitcoin slipped 1.5% to $63,691.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index rose 0.4% to 100.55.

Against the euro, the U.S. dollar was up 0.4%, the Danish krone was flat, the Icelandic krona was down 0.1%, the Swedish krona was down 0.2%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.3%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Danish krone was down 0.4%, the euro was down 0.4%, the Icelandic krona was down 0.5%, the Swedish krona was down 0.5%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.6%.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet

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