For the second year running, capital returns from the Aim 100 have outstripped the other broad London equity indices. A revival in the commodities markets to which it has substantial exposure, and the continuation of some of its disruptive growth stories, helped the alternative market's major index rise 34 per cent in the past 12 months, compared with 18 per cent from the FTSE 100. After income is factored in, Aim's majors delivered a total income of 36 per cent, according to Datastream figures.
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