Best Investments in the World

From Japan and the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, these countries' stock markets have rallied more than 20% so far this year. More
It's less than half way through the year, but these stock markets have already delivered healthy gains in 2013. More
Spurred by "Abenomics" and a weaker yen, the Nikkei 225 index is outpacing its peers this year by a wide margin. Some stocks are posting gains of 60%, 70% or even 100%. More
11:29am: The tech giant now offers investors two ways to own a piece of Apple. While the stock has regained some ground, demand for Apple's new bonds was overwhelming. More
10:58am: Pimco's Bill Gross says investors shouldn't shun stocks or bonds, but should gradually cut back on risk. More
Apr 30: Europe may seem like an area of the world that investors should avoid. But it's actually a great place to find companies that pay big, stable dividends. More
Apr 30: Buying beer stocks is generally considered a smart move because drinkers will guzzle in good times and bad, but investors are becoming more discerning, with many flocking to market leader Anheuser-Busch InBev. More
Apr 24: Europe's big health care and pharmaceutical companies have been on a tear this year as dividend-hungry investors return to a sector previously blighted by a lack of new blockbuster products. More
Apr 8: New policies are bringing investors back to Japan's stock market. Here's how to play the world's no. 3 economy. More
Mar 11: World stock markets have been piling on the gains as the never-ending supply of central bank cash and hints of stronger economic activity encourage investors to take on more risk. More
Feb 14: In an effort to gain approval for a $20 billion merger, Anheuser-Busch InBev says Grupo Modelo will sell its stake in a joint venture that distributes Modelo beer in the U.S. More
Feb 10: Japan's stock market is on a tear, adding more than 7% over the past month as investors cheer loose monetary policy and the buckets of fiscal stimulus being pumped into the country's economy. More
Feb 6: Jim O'Neill, the man who coined the "BRIC" acronym, will leave his post at Goldman Sachs later this year. More
Feb 4: The government says merger of two big beer companies would result in higher prices for consumers. But analysts say Anheuser-Busch InBev and Modelo will eventually get the deal done. More
Dec 5: When it comes to investing around the globe, most investors take a detour around Africa, but experts say that's a mistake. More
Dec 3: As the world's largest economies struggle, BlackRock's chief strategist says these five nations are in the sweet spot: Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland and Hong Kong. More
Oct 23: The Asian growth story has not been derailed. Here are five stocks that stand to gain from continued expansion in China, Singapore and other emerging Asian markets. More
Oct 15: While emerging markets are slowing down, growth in Indonesia is heating up as its middle class increases. Some analysts see it as one of the world's best regions for investments. More
Oct 15: Despite a sluggish economy, Brazil's retailers and automakers are holding up well. And with the World Cup and Olympics headed to Rio, infrastructure may be another bright spot. More
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