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International stocks trading in New York closed higher as the S&P/BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts rose 0.4% to 159.60.

The European index rose 0.4% to 154.75 on Friday. The Asian index gained 0.3% to 183.68. The Latin American index rose 0.6% to 211.42, while the emerging-markets index gained 0.5% to 298.94.

The U.K.'s Argo Blockchain PLC was the biggest leader during the session, rocketing 20.0% to $1.86. China-based WiMi Hologram Cloud Inc. jumped 14.3% to 80 cents. AirNet Technology Inc., which is based in China, rounded out the top three leaders on Friday, with shares jumping 13.7% to 72 cents.

FLJ Group Ltd., based in China, posted the largest decline, plummeting 23.7% to $1.51, followed by shares of China's 17 Education & Technology Group Inc., which tumbled 19.7% to 34 cents. Shares of China-based Puyi Inc. plunged 15.0% to $2.16.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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