With just two trading days left in 2007, 81.6% of the 87 countries highlighted below have equity indices that are up on the year. Aside from Zimbabwe, which is dealing with hyperinflation, the Ukraine, China and Bangladesh are up the most on the year, while Ireland, Venezuela and Puerto Rico are down the most. The US ranks 59th out of 87 as far as returns for 2007 go, with a single-digit gain of 5.48%. Other notables on the list are India (+46%), Brazil (+44%), Germany (+21%) and Japan (-9%).
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