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International stocks trading in New York closed higher on Wednesday, as the S&P/BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts gained 1.0% to 170.22.

The European index gained 1.1% to 163.61. The Asian index increased 1.0% to 200.31. The Latin American index increased 1.0% to 214.60, while the emerging-markets index increased 1.7% to 321.88.

Japan's Earlyworks was the biggest leader during the session, rocketed 188% to $1.31, and China-based Canaan gained 32% to $2.28. Leju Holdings, which is based in China, rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares up 29% to $1.42.

Pixie Dust Technologies, based in Japan, posted the largest decline, and cratered almost 30% to $2.68, followed by shares of China's 36Kr Holdings, which plunged 16% to 33 cents. Shares of United Kingdom-based Renalytix plunged 14% to $1.21.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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02-14-24 1703ET