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Equity returns: Emerging markets outperform
Equity returns in emerging markets continue to outperform those in mature markets, even though emerging equity markets are more volatile, says the latest World Bank report.
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Almost 80 per cent of developing countries posted average annual returns in excess of 25 per cent over the past five years. Less than 30 per cent of high-income countries could match these returns.