Stocks in the Nordic region declined Wednesday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 0.9%.

Svenska Handelsbanken Series A posted the largest decline among large stocks during the session, plunging 12.1%, followed by Volvo Car AB Series B shares, which tumbled 10.3%. Shares of Corem Property Group AB Series B plunged 10.0%.

Nordic Semiconductor ASA was the was the biggest leader, soaring 36.4%, and Xvivo Perfusion AB surged 14.8%. Electrolux Professional AB Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares surging 11.1%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index fell 1.4%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, declined 0.4%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index fell 0.1%, while Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI gained 1.0%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index increasing 0.5%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes fell, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index dropping 0.4% and the FTSE 100 Index falling 0.1% from the previous close.

Stock indexes in Asia were up, with Japan's NIKKEI 225 Index up 2.4% and China's Shanghai Composite Index rising 0.8%.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.5%, and gold futures were down 0.2%. Bitcoin fell 3.1% to $64,383.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index rose 0.2% to 100.36.

Against the euro, the U.S. dollar was up 0.1%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.1%, the Danish krone was flat, the Swedish krona was down 0.5%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.6%.

Against the U.S. dollar, the Icelandic krona was flat, the euro was down 0.2%, the Danish krone was down 0.1%, the Swedish krona was down 0.7%, and the Norwegian krone was down 0.8%.

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

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