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International stocks trading in New York closed lower on Wednesday, as the S&P/BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts fell 0.4% to 156.38.

The European index increased 0.3% to 152.90. The Asian index dropped 1.7% to 178.25. The Latin American index added 0.4% to 202.58, while the emerging-markets index declined 1.1% to 285.04.

QuantaSing Group Ltd., based in China, posted the largest decline, plummeting 40.4% to $3.40, followed by shares of France's Biophytis S.A., which tumbled 12.6% to $1.04. Shares of China-based Lizhi Inc. plunged 11.1% to $3.86.

Denmark's Evaxion Biotech A/S was the biggest leader during the session, rocketing 41.7% to 68 cents, and Hong Kong-based iClick Interactive Asia Group Ltd. jumped 15.5% to $2.09. 36Kr Holdings Inc., which is based in China, rounded out the top three leaders on Wednesday, with shares jumping 13.6% to $1.00.

Data source: Dow Jones Market Data, FactSet.

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09-20-23 1701ET