Thursday, March 15th, 2012 - Russell
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2012) - The Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index returned +13.4% year-to-date, with the Producer Durables sector showing the strongest return within the index of +18.8% as of March 12, 2012.

 

Within the Index, the Technology (+18.6%), Energy (+16.5%) and Financial Services (+12.8%) sectors also posted strong returns while the Consumer Staples (+8.0%) and Utilities (+7.2%) sectors had the lowest returns year-to-date as of March 12, 2012.

 

Within the index, Taiwan-based ChipMOS Technologies Burmuda Ltd. (+176.7%) had the highest return, while India-based Sterling International Enterprises Ltd. (-82.5%) had the lowest returns year-to-date as of March 12, 2012.

 

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                                                            YTD            

Russell Index                                    (through March 12, 2012)  

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Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index                        13.4%           

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                                                            YTD            

Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index Sectors      (through March 12, 2012)  

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Producer Durables                                          18.8%           

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Technology                                                 18.6%           

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Energy                                                     16.5%           

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Financial Services                                         12.8%           

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Materials & Processing                                     12.6%           

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Consumer Discretionary                                     11.6%           

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Health Care                                                8.6%            

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Consumer Staples                                           8.0%            

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Utilities                                                  7.2%            

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Top 10 Companies, Russell Asia-Pacific                             YTD 2012

Ex-Japan Index                            Country  Sector         (a/o 3/12)

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ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES Bermuda Ltd          Taiwan   Technology       176.7% 

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HannStar Display Corp                     Taiwan   Technology       137.1% 

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Ju Teng International Holdings Ltd        China    Technology       131.7% 

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Indiabulls Power Ltd                      India    Energy           130.7% 

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Lanco Infratech Ltd                       India    Utilities        129.9% 

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                                                   Consumer                

DEN Networks Ltd                          India    Discretionary    126.3% 

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                                                   Financial               

Jindal South West Holdings Ltd            India    Services         117.9% 

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                                                   Financial               

Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd  India    Services         117.8% 

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                                                   Financial               

IFCI Ltd                                  India    Services         117.4% 

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Wockhardt Ltd                             India    Health Care      114.7% 

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Bottom 10 Companies, Russell Asia-Pacific                          YTD 2012

Ex-Japan Index                            Country   Sector        (a/o 3/12)

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                                                    Producer               

Sterling International Enterprises Ltd    India     Durables        -82.5% 

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                                                    Consumer               

CNK International Co Ltd                  Korea     Discretionary   -68.4% 

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                                                    Consumer               

Neway Group Holdings Ltd                  China     Discretionary   -44.6% 

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                                                    Materials &            

Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk PT                 Indonesia Processing      -44.6%  

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Sterling Biotech Ltd                      India     Health Care     -44.1% 

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China Netcom Technology Holdings Ltd      China     Technology      -41.5% 

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                                                    Materials &            

Hao Tian Resources Group Ltd              China     Processing      -40.3% 

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                                                    Consumer               

Besunyen Holdings Co Ltd                  China     Staples         -35.8% 

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                                                    Materials &            

Sino Prosper State Gold Resources Holding China     Processing      -35.2% 

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                                                    Producer               

PT Buana Listya Tama Tbk                  Indonesia Durables        -33.7% 

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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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