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.
It's less than half way through the year, but these stock markets have already delivered healthy gains in 2013.
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%. Here are a few of the top performers.
Arif Naqvi runs an $8 billion investment firm based in Dubai. He says too many investors are missing the big picture of opportunity in the region.
If you think U.S. stocks are having a good run, consider what's been happening in Japan.
The Philippines is the second largest producer of geothermal energy, but the country is looking to export its renewable energy program to other nations.