Thursday, August 12th, 2010 - The Russell Global Index
HONG KONG- Small cap stocks have jumped 6.7%, almost double the large cap tier total returns (3.5%) of the Russell Asia Pacific Index year-to-date, August 9, 2010. The Russell Asia Pacific Broad Market Index has reflected a gain of 4.1% thus far in 2010.

Viewed as quarter-to-date performance through August 9, 2010, the difference in returns of Russell Asia Pacific Index large and small cap tier is nominal, with large caps (8.7%) performing only slightly better than small caps (8.5%).

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QTD of 2010 YTD of 2010

Russell Asia Pacific Index by Cap Tier (through August 9) (through August 9)

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Asia Pacific Broad Market 8.7% 4.1%

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Asia Pacific Small Cap 8.5% 6.7%

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Asia Pacific Large Cap 8.7% 3.5%

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