World's Best Performing Market: 787% in Kenya
Kenya has gone share crazy. The incredible performance of the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) - which is next to the public auditorium and provides the live share-price feed - is the talk of the country. From 2002 to 2007, the main NSE index rose 787% in dollar terms (see graph above), according to Standard & Poor's, the investment research firm, making it one of the world's best-performing markets.
The NSE chairman, said: "We have several stock market billionaires. We've stopped counting the multimillionaires."