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International stocks trading in New York closed higher on Thursday, as the S&P/BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts rose 1.2% to 168.43.

The European index gained 1.2% to 164.92. The Asian index rose 1.0% to 191.44. The Latin American index added 1.5% to 220.11, while the emerging-markets index gained 1.2% to 308.69.

China's Akso Health Group was the biggest leader during the session, soaring 35.7% to $2.23, and Denmark-based Evaxion Biotech A/S surged 17.1% to $4.60. KB Financial Group Inc., which is based in Korea, rounded out the top three leaders on Thursday, with shares increasing 9.7% to $46.38.

Hesai Group, based in China, posted the largest decline, cratering 31.1% to $4.02, followed by shares of Japan's Earlyworks Co. Ltd., which cratered 21.0% to 47 cents. Shares of United Kingdom-based Polestar Automotive Holding UK PLC Wt plunged 19.9% to 14 cents.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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02-01-24 1659ET