Jamaica Stock Exchange the Best Performing Exchange in the World for 2015” – Bloomberg News

Jamaica may bring to mind rum, daiquiris and Bob Marley but its stock market had a better year than any other across the globe.

Amid the middling returns of the world’s best known indexes — the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped about 1 percent, the Euro Stoxx 50 lost 6 percent in dollar terms — foreign acquisitions, stronger investor safeguards and a rebounding economy helped the Jamaica Stock Exchange surge more than 80 percent in 2015.

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