Thursday, July 14th, 2011 - Russell Investments
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The Russell Asia Index reflected a 0.4% return in the second quarter of 2011, outperforming the Russell Emerging Markets Index (-0.7%) for the same time period. Growth stocks bested value stocks as the Russell Asia Growth Index (0.6%) and the Russell Emerging Markets Growth Index (-0.4%) outperformed the Russell Asia Value Index (0.3%) and the Russell Emerging Markets Value Index (-1.3%) in the second quarter of 2011.

Year-to-date, both the Russell Asian Index and the Russell Emerging Markets Index have posted identical returns of 0.8%, with the Russell Asia Growth Index (1.8%) outperforming the Russell Asia Value Index (-0.1%) and the Russell Emerging Markets Value Index (2.5%) showing higher returns than the Russell Emerging Markets Growth Index (-0.2%) through July 11, 2011.

                                            MTD Returns       YTD Returns  

                   1Q Returns 2Q Returns (through July 11, (through July 11,

Russell Indexes       2011       2011          2011)             2011)     

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Russell Asia Index      -1.6%       0.4%              2.0%              0.8%

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Russell Asia                                                               

 Growth Index           -0.4%       0.6%              1.7%              1.8%

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Russell Asia Value                                                         

 Index                  -2.6%       0.3%              2.2%             -0.1%

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Russell Emerging                                                           

 Markets Index           1.4%      -0.7%              0.1%              0.8%

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Russell Emerging                                                           

 Markets Growth                                                            

 Index                   0.1%      -0.4%              0.1%             -0.2%

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Russell Emerging                                                           

 Markets Value                                                             

 Index                   4.0%      -1.3%              0.0%              2.5%

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The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market. All securities in the benchmark are classified according to size, region, country and sector. Daily Returns for the main components are available here: http://www.russell.com/indexes/data/daily_total_returns_global.asp

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