Friday, January 7th, 2011 - Russell Global Index
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The Russell Asia Pacific Index reflected a gain of 19.2% for 2010, with each of the index's constituent countries also reflecting positive returns for the year. The Philippines posted the highest return for the year, reflecting a gain of 77%, followed by Thailand (59.3%) and Indonesia (43.1%). China showed the lowest return for the year, with a 9.3% gain.

Nine of the constituent countries outperformed the Russell Asia Pacific Index, posting returns of more than 20% for 2010.

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                       Russell Indexes                      2010 Returns

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Asia Pacific                                                    19.2%  

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      Russell Asia Pacific Index Constituent Countries      2010 Returns

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Philippines                                                     77.0%  

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Thailand                                                        59.3%  

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Indonesia                                                       43.1%  

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Malaysia                                                        40.8%  

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Korea                                                           25.6%  

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Singapore                                                       25.2%  

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Taiwan                                                          22.7%  

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Hong Kong                                                       20.9%  

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India                                                           20.1%  

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Australia                                                       18.9%  

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Japan                                                           16.4%  

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New Zealand                                                     13.8%  

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China                                                           9.3%   

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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

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