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25 best-performing stock markets in the world

Last updated on: December 4, 2012 08:23 IST

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Despite a volatile year and a slowing global economy, these stock markets have delivered healthy gains in 2012, according to CNN Money.

Let's take a look at 25 best-performing stock markets in the world.

Source: CNN Money

NOTE: Benchmark index year-to-date performance as of November 14, 2012.

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India

Year-to-date gain: 21 per cent

Global rank: 12

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Image: Shoppers leave a retail store inside a mall in Mumbai.
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Pakistan

Year-to-date gain: 33 per cent

Global rank: 4

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Image: A view of Karachi Stock Exchange.
Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters
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The United States

Year-to-date gain: 6 per cent

Global rank: 36

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Image: The Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge is seen from the 90th storey of One World Trade Center in New York.
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New Zealand

Year-to-date gain: 28 per cent

Global rank: 8

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Australia

Year-to-date gain: 15 per cent

Global rank: 18

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Image: Shoppers are seen at an outdoor shopping mall in Melbourne.
Photographs: Mick Tsikas/Reuters
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South Korea

Year-to-date gain: 10 per cent

Global rank: 27

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul.
Photographs: Lee Jae Won/Reuters
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Taiwan

Year-to-date gain: 11 per cent

Global rank: 25

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Image: The Taipei 101 building is seen before Earth Hour in Taipei.
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The Philippines

Year-to-date gain: 26 per cent

Global rank: 9

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Thailand

Year-to-date gain: 28 per cent

Global rank: 7

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on the road during rush hour in Bangkok.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
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Singapore

Year-to-date gain: 13 per cent

Global rank: 23

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Malaysia

Year-to-date gain: 13 per cent

Global rank: 21

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Image: Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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The United Arab Emirates

Year-to-date gain: 19 per cent

Global rank: 14

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Saudi Arabia

Year-to-date gain: 6 per cent

Global rank: 34

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Photographs: Ali Jarekji/Reuters
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Israel

Year-to-date gain: 6 per cent

Global rank: 35

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Photographs: Sharon Perry/Reuters
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Turkey

Year-to-date gain: 43 per cent

Global rank: 3

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Image: A view of Istanbul's financial district.
Photographs: Murad Sezer/Reuters
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Greece

Year-to-date gain: 15 per cent

Global rank: 19

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Hungary

Year-to-date gain: 21 per cent

Global rank: 13

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Austria

Year-to-date gain: 13 per cent

Global rank: 22

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Poland

Year-to-date gain: 22 per cent

Global rank: 11

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Germany

Year-to-date gain: 14 per cent

Global rank: 20

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Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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France

Year-to-date gain: 7 per cent

Global rank: 33

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Switzerland

Year-to-date gain: 11 per cent

Global rank: 26

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Norway

Year-to-date gain: 7 per cent

Global rank: 31

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Denmark

Year-to-date gain: 24 per cent

Global rank: 10

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Image: Boats are seen anchored at the 17th century Nyhavn district, home to many shops and restaurants in Copenhagen.
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South Africa

Year-to-date gain: 18 per cent

Global rank: 16


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