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Winners and Losers

THE BEST RETURNS
Funds investing in Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan stood out. A rally in Tokyo 
also gave Japanese funds a boost

                         TOTAL RETURN THROUGH JUNE 30*
                          SECOND QUARTER  12 MONTHS
GT HONG KONG                      49.50%   88.17%
GT PRC                            40.19    129.50
DRESDNER THORNTON ASF CHINA       36.13    65.03
GT TAIWAN                         33.30    64.13
BARING IUF HONG KONG              32.92    67.42
MERCURY SHORT-TERM JAPAN          30.17    4.58
JF CHINA                          29.53    75.80
CREDIS EQUITY JAPAN MEGATREND     29.11    0.41
JF JAPAN TECHNOLOGY               28.77   -7.70
HSBC GIF JAPANESE EQUITY          28.66   -3.89
SCHRODER BRAZIL                   28.22    65.88
PERPETUAL JAPANESE GROWTH         27.42   -20.58
SCHRODER JAPAN                    27.00    4.26
COUTTS GF JAPAN EQUITY            26.43   -5.11
MORGAN GRENFELL JAPAN SM. COS.    25.83   -16.99
MORGAN GRENFELL JAPAN CAP. GRTH.  25.49   -3.81
JF JAPAN SMALLER COS.             25.39   -20.78
MORGAN GRENFELL JAPAN BULLET      25.30   -17.99
MERCURY IIT JAPAN                 25.25    13.59
GROUPE INDOSUEZ JAPAN             25.09   -4.84
UAP JAPANESE SECURITIES           24.94   -4.33
SHARE JAPAN                       24.87   -2.74
SCHRODER INTL. SEL. JAPAN         24.50   -0.81
CLARIDEN JAPAN INVESTMENTS        24.49   -6.65
LOI JAPAN OTC                     24.42   -17.22


THE WORST RETURNS
Economic turmoil in Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia took its toll on 
many funds

                          TOTAL RETURN THROUGH JUNE 30*
                          SECOND QUARTER  12 MONTHS
SIAM FUND                        -24.56%  -55.84%
FIDELITY THAILAND                -22.41   -56.65
JF MALAYSIA                      -17.70    2.32
THORNTON NEW TIGER THAILAND      -17.61   -49.78
FIDELITY MALAYSIA                -15.51   -11.37
MANILA FUND                      -14.99   -18.84
JF PHILIPPINE                    -14.72   -16.04
INDOSUEZ ASEAN                   -12.48   -20.94
INVESCO ASEAN                    -11.50   -13.51
GT ASEAN                         -10.27   -6.92
JF ASEAN                         -10.02   -7.29
CITI PF EMRG. ASIAN MKTS.        -9.63    -17.55
GUINNESS FLIGHT ASEAN            -7.41    -14.59
BARING IUF MALAY./SING.          -7.32     0.35
GAM SCIENCE                      -7.18    -19.35
ERMITAGE UK VALUE                -5.56     17.45
FIDELITY ASEAN                   -5.53    -20.11
WINCHESTER FRONTIER              -4.64    -22.47
GENERALPART                      -3.56     9.72
MORGAN GRENFELL EURO CAP. GRTH.  -3.04     NA
UNIASIA                          -2.53    -3.72
ABN AMRO E. EUROPE               -2.35     18.37
SWISS LIFE PROTEUS PACIFIC       -2.10     NA
SANPAOLO ECU ACTIONS FRANCE      -1.71     7.75
GAM SELECTION                    -1.56     0.58

*In U.S. dollars. Price change plus dividends and capital gains or losses. Does 
not include sales charges.

DATA: MICROPAL LTD.



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