India's stock markets indices have been the worst performing amongst developed and BRIC nations in 2013. Take a look at how are Indian stock markets have performed compared to global peers.
Indian S&P CNX Nifty
India's bechmark stock indice, the S&P CNX Nifty is down almost 7 per cent this year on political uncertainty, rising current account deficit and stubborn inflation. GDP growth has also come at a decade low, which has seen markets dropping.
The Japanese Nikkei has been one of the best performing indices with a return of almost 27 per cent since January 1, 2013. Easing measures by the country's central bank and a weaker yen are boosting the stock markets there.
US Dow Jones
The US Dow Jones index has hit a new record high this year. Strong economic recovery in the US, is propelling indices there.
Chinese Shanghai Composite
The Chinese Shanghai Composite is down only 1.91 per cent this year. However, investors are waiting for a sharp uptick in economic data points in the country.
Brazil benchmark indices is the worst performer in 2013. The indices are down almost 9.61 per cent, year to date.