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Greek Stocks for Once Are World-Beaters

The Athens stock exchange.

The Athens stock exchange.

Photographer: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

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While Europe’s equity benchmark is set to record its best annual gain since 2009, it’s been left in the dust by the top stock market worldwide: Greece. The country’s shares have climbed 45% this year, rising from a low base after a decade of crises. As Greek stocks get out of the doldrums, fund managers may start looking at the market again.