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Best of 2013: 10 top performing stock markets of the year

December 20, 2013 09:21 IST

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There were some stock markets in the world that returned impressive returns, provided investors were brave enough to risk their capital there.

Let's take a look at 10 best performing stock markets in the world.

Source: Daily Telegraph

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Caracas Stock Exchange

Country: Venezuela

Rise in share prices: 452 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 1

Caracas Stock Exchange, which was established in 1947, saw share prices rise by a whopping 452 per cent in 2013.

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Jasdaq index

Country: Japan

Rise in share prices: 51.1 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 2

Jasdaq index, which was established in 1963, saw share prices rise 51.1 per cent in 2013.

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OMXI All Share

Country: Iceland

Rise in share prices: 38.5 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 3

OMXI All Share, which tracks the performance of all shares listed on the Main list of the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Iceland, saw share prices rise 38.5 per cent in 2013.

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Lusaka Stock Exchange

Country: Zambia

Rise in share prices: 37.2 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 4

Lusaka Stock Exchange, which was established in 1993, saw share prices rise 37.2 per cent in 2013.

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Irish Stock Exchange

Country: Ireland

Rise in share prices: 35.2 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 5

Irish Stock Exchange, which was established in 1793, saw share prices rise 35.2 per cent in 2013.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange

Country: Nigeria

Rise in share prices: 34.9 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 6

Nigerian Stock Exchange, which was established in 1960, saw share prices rise 34.9 per cent in 2013.

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Athens Exchange

Country: Greece

Rise in share prices: 34.5 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 7

Athens Exchange, which was established in 1876, saw share prices rise 34.5 per cent in 2013.

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Mercado de Valores

Country: Argentina

Rise in share prices: 33.9 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 8

Mercado de Valores, which is the most important index of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, saw share prices rise 33.9 per cent in 2013.

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Nasdaq

Country: United States

Rise in share prices: 33.7 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 9

Nasdaq, which was established in 1971, saw share prices rise 33.7 per cent in 2013.

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Karachi Stock Exchange

Country: Pakistan

Rise in share prices: 31.8 per cent in 2013

Rank in market performance: 10

Karachi Stock Exchange, which was established in 1947, saw share prices rise 31.8 per cent in 2013.


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