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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 increased 0.9% to 178.08.

The European index added 0.6% to 171.49. The Asian index rose 1.2% to 210.24. The Latin American index rose 2.1% to 214.35, while the emerging-markets index added 1.6% to 333.18.

Israel's XTL Biopharmaceuticals was the biggest leader during the session, and soared 129% to $2.38, and China-based Canaan rocketed 26% to $1.60. TCTM Kids IT Education, which is based in China, rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares up 24% to $2.56.

Lixiang Education Holding, based in China, posted the largest decline, with a plunge of 14% to $5.19, followed by shares of France's Valneva SE, which tumbled 10% to $7.10. Shares of China-based ATA Creativity Global dropped 9.3% to $1.27.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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03-20-24 1659ET