International stocks trading in New York closed higher on Wednesday. The S&P/BNY Mellon index of American depositary receipts increased 1.8% to 165.99. The European index gained 0.8% to 143.30. The Asian index rose 3.1% to 226.70. The Latin American index rose 2.6% to 219.53. And the emerging-markets index rose 3.8% to 387.19.