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International stocks trading in New York closed higher on Friday, as the S&P/BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts added 0.6% to 160.65.

The European index gained 0.4% to 156.26. The Asian index rose 0.7% to 183.61. The Latin American index rose 1.3% to 214.47, while the emerging-markets index increased 0.5% to 299.91.

China's Akso Health Group was the biggest leader during the session, rocketing 24% to $1.05, and China-based Zepp Health surged 18% to $1.63. Zhihu, which is based in China, rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares jumping 17% to 85 cents.

Kazia Therapeutics Ltd., based in Australia, posted the largest decline, tumbling 20% to 45 cents, followed by shares of Israel's RedHill Biopharma, which plunged 17% to $1.66. Shares of Hong Kong-based Lion Group Holding tumbled 15% to $1.04.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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