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Canadian World Fund: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/02/09 -- Canadian World Fund Limited (CWF) (TSX: CWF) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at August 31, 2009 was $3.94, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns of 37.3% and -29.0%, respectively. These compare with the 8.2% and -15.9% returns of the benchmark Morgan Stanley Capital International All Country World Index, in Canadian dollar terms, for the same periods.

The closing price for CWF's common shares at August 31, 2009 was $2.70, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month market returns of 18.4% and -37.5%, respectively.

The geographic sector weightings of CWF's investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2009 were as follows:

     Canada                                         32.4%
     United States                                  22.1%
     Europe                                         21.2%
     Asia                                           15.2%
     Latin America                                   8.0%
     Australia                                       1.1%

The top ten investments which comprised 40.5% of the investment portfolio at market as of August 31, 2009 were as follows:

     Bank Term Deposits (Canada)                               7.1%
     Apple Inc. (United States)                                4.6%
     Alliance Grain Traders Income Fund (Canada)               4.5%
     Lojas Renner S.A. (Brazil)                                3.9%
     Baidu, Inc. (China)                                       3.8%
     HDFC Bank Ltd. (India)                                    3.8%
     Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (India)                       3.4%
     Petrofac Limited (United Kingdom)                         3.3%
     International Business Machines Corp. (United States)     3.2%
     Equinox Minerals Limited (Canada)                         2.9%

Contacts:
Canadian World Fund Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
(416) 366-2931
(416) 366-2729 (FAX)
[email protected]
www.mmainvestments.com

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