Stocks in the Nordic region increased Monday, with the OMX Nordic 40 Index rising 0.5%.

ALK-Abello A/S Series B was the biggest leader among large stocks during the session, gaining 8.3%, and Volvo Car AB Series B increased 7.1%. Zealand Pharma A/S rounded out the top three leaders on Monday, with shares increasing 5.7%.

Mycronic AB posted the largest decline, falling 5.4%, followed by Lagercrantz Group AB Series B shares, which dropped 4.7%. Shares of Instalco AB dropped 4.1%.

In Denmark, the OMX Copenhagen 20 Index increased 0.3%, and the OMX Helsinki 25 Index, which tracks Finland's most-traded stocks, increased 0.3%.

Stocks on Sweden's OMX Stockholm 30 Index rose 0.8%, and Norway's Oslo Exchange Benchmark Index_GI rose 0.7%. Shares in Iceland increased, with the OMX Iceland All-Share PI Equity Index adding 0.1%.

Elsewhere in Europe, indexes rose, with the STOXX Europe 600 Index increasing 0.7% and the FTSE 100 Index rising 0.5% from the previous close.

In commodities news, Brent crude oil futures were up 0.9%, and gold futures were up 0.4%. Bitcoin fell 5.4% to $60,667.

On the currency front, the WSJ Dollar Index fell 0.2% to 100.17.

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

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