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World's 20 best performing stock markets

Last updated on: May 3, 2013 06:05 IST

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Amid the volatile markets across the world, these 20 stock markets delivered good returns in 2013, according to CNN Money.

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Japan 

Rank: 1


Year-to-date gain: 34%

Benchmark index year-to-date performance as of April 24, 2013


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Image: Pedestrians holding umbrellas stand in front of a stock index board showing various stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo.
Photographs: Yuya Shino/Reuters.
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United Arab Emirates                             

Rank: 2

Year-to-date gain: 28%

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Image: Investors view stock exchange information at the Dubai Financial Market.
Photographs: Mosab Omar/Reuters.

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Argentina                                                

Rank: 3

Year-to-date gain: 27%

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Image: A money exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Photographs: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters.
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Kuwait                                                    


Rank: 4

Year-to-date gain: 23%

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Image: Kuwait Stock Exchange.
Photographs: Stephanie McGehee/Reuters.
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Philippines

Rank: 5

Year-to-date gain: 20%

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Image: A trader at the Philippines stock exchange as business is halted.
Photographs: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters.

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Rank: 6


Year-to-date gain: 19%

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Image: Brokers work on the trading floor of the Nigerian stock exchange in the commercial capital Lagos.
Photographs: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters.
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Botswana

Rank: 7

Year-to-date gain: 16%

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Image: Taxi drivers waited for customers in the diamond mining town of Letlhakane, Botswana.
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Switzerland

Rank: 8                                           

Year-to-date gain: 16%

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Image: A display at the Zurich stock exchange.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters.
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Indonesia

Rank: 9

Year-to-date gain: 16%

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Image: Traders stand near a screen showing the Indonesia Stock Exchange Composite Index during the first day of trading in Jakarta.
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Kenya

Rank: 10

Year-to-date gain: 15%

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Image: Cooperative Bank's treasurer Caroline Mugadi works in the trading room in Kenya's capital Nairobi.
Photographs: Antony Njuguna/Reuters.

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Vietnam

Rank: 11

Year-to-date gain: 15%

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Image: Employees work on an assembly line at a shoe factory in Tan Lap village, outside Hanoi.
Photographs: Kham/Reuters.

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Ireland

Rank: 12

Year-to-date gain: 15%

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Bulgaria

Rank: 13

Year-to-date gain: 15%

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Image: Bulgaria Stock Exchange.
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Iceland

Rank: 14

Year-to-date gain: 14%

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Image: Icelandic stock exchange in Reikjavik.
Photographs: Thorvaldur Orn Kristmundsson/Reuters.

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Thailand

Rank: 15

Year-to-date gain: 13%

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Image: An investor sits in front of an electronic board displaying live market data at a stockbroker's office in central Bangkok.
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Estonia

Rank: 16

Year-to-date gain: 13%

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Image: Dagmar Kleinert, manager of OMX Tallinn Stock Exchange works in office in Tallinn.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters.
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Croatia                                                     

Rank: 17

Year-to-date gain: 12%

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Image: Luka Brajdica, Rijeka.
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Pakistan

Rank: 18

Year-to-date gain: 12%

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Image: Karachi Stock Exchange.
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New Zealand

Rank: 19

Year-to-date gain: 12%

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United States

Rank
: 20

Year-to-date gain: 11%



Image: Traders work at the post that trades H.J. Heinz Co. on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Reuters.

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