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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 0.6% to 159.01.

The European index added 0.4% to 154.09. The Asian index gained 1.0% to 183.18. The Latin American index gained 0.2% to 210.07, while the emerging-markets index increased 0.7% to 297.41.

Japan's SYLA Technologies Co. Ltd. was the biggest leader during the session, surging 18.2% to $4.02. China-based Lixiang Education Holding Co. Ltd. rose 10.5% to 64 cents. Lizhi Inc., which is based in China, rounded out the top three leaders, with shares jumping 10.0% to $2.52.

FLJ Group Ltd., based in China, posted the largest decline, plummeting 56.6% to $1.98, followed by shares of Israel's Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd., which fell 33.7% to $1.26. Shares of China-based Leju Holdings Ltd. dropped 29.1% to $1.44.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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