Nordic Shares Closed Up Wednesday; Electrolux Series A Led Increases

Stocks in the Nordic region gained Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.3%.

Electrolux AB Series A was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, increasing 7.3%, and Kongsberg Gruppen ASA gained 3.8%. Olgeroin Egill Skallagrimsson hf. rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares increasing 3.3%.

OX2 AB posted the largest decline, declining 9.4%, followed by Mycronic AB shares, which declined 6.3%. Shares of NCAB Group AB declined 5.9%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index rose 0.4%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, declined 0.2%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.2%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI increased 0.3%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index gaining 0.1%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index increasing 0.2% and the FTSE 100 Index rising 0.3% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were down, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index dropping 0.5% and China's Shanghai Composite Index falling 0.7%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were unchanged, while gold futures were down 0.2%. Bitcoin was down 0.1% to $68,911.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index increased 1.0% to 99.71.

Against the euro, the U.S. dollar was up 1.2%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.3%, the Danish krone was flat, the Norwegian krone was down 0.5%, and the Swedish krona was down 0.6%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Icelandic krona was down 0.9%, the euro was down 1.2%, the Danish krone was down 1.2%, the Norwegian krone was down 1.7%, and the Swedish krona was down 1.8%.

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