Thursday, July 5th, 2012 - Russell Global Index

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 4, 2012) - The Russell Developed Asia Pacific Index returned +4.6% in the first half of 2012, relative to a +3.4% return for the Russell Developed Europe Index and a +9.3% return for the Russell 1000® Index of U.S. large cap stocks.

The Philippines was the top performing country within the Russell Asia Pacific Index for the first half of 2012 with a return of 26.8%, followed by Thailand (+17.1%) and Singapore (+15.3%). Indonesia had the worst performance within the Index in the first half at (-1.0%), followed by China (+3.0%) and Japan (+3.1%).

Within the Russell Asia Pacific Index, the Financial Services sector led the first half, with a +10.7% return, followed by the Consumer Staples (+8.8%) and Health Care (+8.2%) sectors. The Materials & Processing sector was at the bottom of the Russell Asia Pacific Index in the first half at (-5.1%).

 

 

Russell Global Indexes - First Half 2012 Regional Performance

Russell Index

First Half 2012
(a/o Friday, June 29th)

Russell Global Index

6.1%

Russell Asia Pacific Index

4.6%

Russell Developed Europe Index

3.4%

Russell 1000 Index

9.3%

 

 

 

Russell Asia Pacific Index - First Half 2012 Country Performance

Russell Asia Pacific Index Country

 

First Half 2012
(a/o Friday, June 29th)

Philippines

 

26.8%

Thailand

 

17.1%

Singapore

 

15.3%

New Zealand

 

8.9%

India

 

8.6%

Hong Kong

 

6.9%

Malaysia

 

5.6%

Taiwan

 

5.1%

Korea

 

4.4%

Australia

 

3.5%

Japan

 

3.1%

China

 

3.0%

Indonesia

 

-1.0%

       

 

 

 

 

Russell Asia Pacific Index - First Half 2012 Sector Performance

Russell Asia Pacific Index Sector

 

First Half 2012
(a/o Friday, June 29th)

Financial Services

 

10.7%

Consumer Staples

 

8.8%

Health Care

 

8.2%

Consumer Discretionary

 

5.3%

Technology

 

4.1%

Utilities

 

3.9%

Producer Durables

 

2.1%

Energy

 

-2.6%

Materials & Processing

 

-5.1%

 

 

 

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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