Thursday, August 5th, 2010 - Russell Global Index

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - August 4, 2010) - Technology was the best performing sector in Greater China during July, rising 10% and helping push the Russell Greater China Index to a 6.6% gain for the month.

The rally in the Russell Greater China Index outstripped gains in both the Asia Pacific (5.8%) and Asian (4.8%) regions.

Taiwan (9.1%) was the best performing of the three markets represented in the Russell Greater China Index for the month of July, followed by Hong Kong and China, each returning 5.1%.

All three markets showed positive returns for the month across all individual sectors. Greater China outperformed the Asia and Asia Pacific regions in four out of nine sectors, including Technology (10%), Producer Durables (8.2%), Consumer Discretionary (7.4%) and Energy (3.7%).

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Regions               Returns for July, 2010

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Greater China                  6.6%         

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Asia Pacific                   5.8%        

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Asia                           4.8%        

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July 2010 Returns by Sector          Asia       Asia Pacific  Greater China

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Technology                           6.3%           6.3%           9.9%    

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Producer Durables                    4.9%           5.6%           8.2%    

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Consumer Discretionary               4.1%           4.8%           7.4%    

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Energy                               1.7%           3.5%           3.7%    

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Financial Services                   5.5%           7.2%           6.2%    

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Consumer Staples                     3.8%           4.0%           3.9%    

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Health Care                          1.9%           2.8%           1.8%    

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Materials & Processing               6.2%           8.2%           7.9%    

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Utilities                            2.8%           3.0%           1.6%    

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Note:
1. Returns calculated are based on USD
2. The Russell China Index does not include Chinese A Shares market which is restricted to foreign investors.

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 61 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

Indexes are unmanaged and cannot by invested in directly. Returns represent past performance, are not a guarantee of future performance, and are not indicative of any specific investment. Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA corporation, which operates through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. 

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