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Nordic stocks fell Friday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index declining 0.3%.

Instalco AB posted the largest decline among large stocks during the session, declining 9.2%, followed by Bonheur ASA shares, which dropped 8.9%. Shares of Danske Bank A/S dropped 4.6%.

ALK-Abello A/S Series B was the was the biggest leader, surging 13.6%, and Rockwool A/S Series A jumped 10.7%. Rockwool A/S Series B rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares jumping 10.5%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index declined 1.3%, while the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, rose 0.7%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.6%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 0.5%. Shares in Iceland decreased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index declining 0.6%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index adding 0.5% and the FTSE 100 Index increasing 0.5% from the previous close.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were down 0.6%, and gold futures were down 0.2%. Bitcoin climbed 4.5% to $62,010.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.4% to 99.43.

Against the euro, the Norwegian krone was up 0.9%, the Swedish krona was up 0.1%, 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 1.3%, the Swedish krona was up 0.6%, the euro was up 0.4%, the Icelandic krona was up 0.4%, and the Danish krone was up 0.4%.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet

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