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Best and worst performing economies of 2013

December 31, 2013 13:55 IST

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Although the Indian economy remained in the red throughout the year, there were some countries that did much better than India while there were some that did not.

Let's take a look at some of the best and worst economies of 2013.

Source: CNN Money

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Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters

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Brunei

Measure of success: Government debt

Least government debt: 2.4 per cent

Brunei, which has a per capita income of $50,440, had just 2.4 per cent government debt in 2013.

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Image: A water taxi passes Brunei's landmark Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Equatorial Guinea

Measure of success: Total investments

Total investments: 61.3 per cent of GDP

Equatorial Guinea, which has a per capita income of $25,929, attracted total investments worth 61.3 per cent of GDP in 2013.

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Image: A boy plays on the beach in front of the Freedom Tower in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.
Photographs: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

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South Sudan

Measure of success: Fastest growing

Fastest growing: 24.7 per cent GDP growth

South Sudan, which has a per capita income of $1,006, saw 24.7 per cent GDP growth in 2013.

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Image: A shop in South Sudan.
Photographs: Source, USAID Africa Bureau/Wikimedia Commons

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United States

Measure of success: Largest economy

Largest economy: $16.7 trillion GDP

United States, which has a per capita income of $52,839, saw its GDP grow to $16.7 trillion in 2013.

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Image: Visitors to a bar ride a mechanical bull on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas, United States.
Photographs: Adrees Latif/Reuters

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Luxembourg

Measure of success: Highest per capita income

Highest per capita income: $110,573

Luxembourg, which has a population of more than 500,000, reported the highest per capita income at $110,573 in 2013.

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Image: A view of Luxembourg city, Luxembourg.
Photographs: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

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Central African Republic

Measure of failure: Change in GDP

Change in GDP: Minus 14.5 per cent

Central African Republic, which has a per capita income of $800, saw its economy shrink by minus 14.5 per cent in 2013.

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Image: People wait in line at the BSIC bank in Bangui, Central African Republic.
Photographs: Luc Gnago/Reuters

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Malawi

Measure of failure: GDP per capita

GDP per capita: $215.22

Malawi, whose population is 16,407,000, had a GDP per capita of $215.22 in 2013.

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Image: Fishermen prepare their nets on the banks of Lake Malawi about 100km east of the capital Lilongwe, Malawi.
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
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Iran

Measure of failure: Inflation

Inflation: 42.3 per cent

Iran, which has a per capita income of $12,986, saw its inflation jump to 42.3 per cent in 2013.

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Image: A girl plays a game at the Wonderland fun centre in north western Tehran, Iran.
Photographs: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
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Macedonia

Measure of failure: Unemployment rate

Unemployment rate: 30.02 per cent

Macedonia, which has a per capita income of $10,718, reported more than 30 per cent unemployment rate in 2013.

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Image: People enjoy warm weather in Skopje's city park, Macedonia.
Photographs: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters
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Japan

Measure of failure: Government debt

Government debt: 244 per cent

Japan, which has a per capita income of $37,135, saw its government debt jump to 244 per cent in 2013.


Image: Pedestrians walk across a zebra crossing in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters
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