Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 - Russell

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The Russell Asia Pacific Index reflected a yearly return of (-15%) for 2011. Conversely, for the first 3 days of 2012 the Russell Asia Pacific Index reflected a gain of (+2.3%). 

Looking closer at sector performance within the index, the Consumer Staples sector reflected the highest return (+3.1%) for the year, while the Materials and Processing sector posted the greatest loss of (-22%).

In regards to top 5 and bottom 5 performing countries in the Russell Asia Pacific Index, New Zealand (+4.5%), Indonesia (+4.4%), Philippines (+2.9%), Malaysia (+0.9%) and Thailand (-4.7%) led for the year, while Singapore (-16.4%), Hong Kong (-18.5%), China (-20.8%), Taiwan (-22.2%) and India (-37.6%) reflected the weakest returns for 2011.

Russell Index

 

2011 Returns

 

First 3 day return 2012

Asia Pacific

 

-15.0%

 

2.3%

Russell Asia Pacific Index Sector Returns

Sector

 

2011 Returns

 

First 3 day return 2012

Consumer Staples

 

3.1%

 

1.7%

Health Care

 

-6.8%

 

1.2%

Utilities

 

-7.5%

 

1.5%

Consumer Discretionary

 

-9.4%

 

2.2%

Producer Durables

 

-15.8%

 

2.2%

Financial Services

 

-17.0%

 

2.3%

Energy

 

-19.2%

 

3.1%

Technology

 

-20.2%

 

2.2%

Materials & Processing

 

-22.0%

 

3.0%

Russell Asia Pacific Index Country Returns

Country

 

2011 Returns

 

First 3 day return 2012

New Zealand

 

4.5%

 

1.0%

Indonesia

 

4.4%

 

1.7%

Philippines

 

2.9%

 

3.0%

Malaysia

 

0.9%

 

0.1%

Thailand

 

-4.7%

 

1.4%

Australia

 

-10.2%

 

4.1%

Korea

 

-11.0%

 

2.6%

Japan

 

-12.5%

 

2.2%

Singapore

 

-16.4%

 

3.0%

Hong Kong

 

-18.5%

 

1.4%

China

 

-20.8%

 

1.6%

Taiwan

 

-22.2%

 

0.3%

India

 

-37.6%

 

3.0%

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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