Friday, December 17th, 2010 - Russell Asia
Two of the top three best performing companies in the Russell Asia ex-Japan Index are based in Indonesia with Charoen Pokphand Indonesia Tbk PT topping the list, posting a 390.2% return year-to-date through December 13, 2010. This was followed by Philippines's Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc (365.2%) and Indonesia's Media Nusantara Citra Tbk PT, which reflected a return of 346.4% through December 13, 2010. Among the 10 best performing companies in the Russell Asia ex-Japan Index, four are based in the Philippines.

India's Koutons Retail India Ltd was the worst performing constituent in the Russell Asia ex-Japan Index, reflecting a loss of 86.6% through December 13, 2010. This was followed by China's A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd (-72.7%) and Korea's Pyeong San Co Ltd (-71.9%). In fact, eight of the 10 worst performing companies in the Russell Asia ex-Japan Index are based in either China or Korea.

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Russell Asia ex-Japan Index: YTD through
Best Performing Stocks Country Sector December 13, 2010
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Charoen Pokphand Indonesia Tbk Consumer
PT Indonesia Staples 390.2%
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Producer
Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc Philippines Durables 365.2%
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Consumer
Media Nusantara Citra Tbk PT Indonesia Discretionary 346.4%
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United Laboratories Ltd Hong Kong Health Care 296.7%
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Aboitiz Power Corp Philippines Utilities 291.9%
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Materials &
Korea Kumho Petrochemical Korea Processing 290.2%
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DMCI Holdings Inc Philippines Energy 285.6%
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Luk Fook Holdings International Consumer
Ltd Hong Kong Discretionary 284.3%
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Semirara Mining Corp Philippines Energy 272.5%
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Renesola Ltd ADS China Energy 266.1%
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Russell ex-Japan Index: YTD through
Worst Performing Stocks Country Sector December 13, 2010
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Consumer
Koutons Retail India Ltd India Discretionary -86.6%
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A-Power Energy Generation Producer
Systems Ltd China Durables -72.7%
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Producer
Pyeong San Co Ltd Korea Durables -71.9%
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Hanmi Holdings Co Ltd Korea Health Care -70.6%
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Consumer
Ssangyong Motor Co Korea Discretionary -68.3%
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WSP Holdings Ltd (ADR) China Energy -65.9%
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Producer
Duoyuan Printing Inc China Durables -65.2%
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Consumer
VisionChina Media Inc. (ADR) China Discretionary -65.1%
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United Gene High-Tech Group Ltd Hong Kong Health Care -64.5%
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Producer
Duoyuan Global Water Inc (ADR) China Durables -64.2%
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