Friday, June 10th, 2011 - Russell Investments

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The Russell Asia ex-Japan Index reflected a return of 4.8% year-to-date through June 6, 2011, with five Korean stocks ranking among the top 10 in terms of performance for the period. The five Korean stocks are in either the materials & processing or consumer discretionary sector.
Korea Kumho Petrochemical in the materials & processing sector outperformed all other stocks in the Russell Asia ex-Japan Index with a year-to-date gain of 188.5% through June 6, 2011. It was followed by a stock in Taiwan, Senao International in the technology sector, which gained 138%, and two more Korean stocks: Nexen Tire (128%), and Foosung (120.7%).
Six of the bottom 10 stocks in terms of year-to-date total return through June 6 are based in China.

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Top 10 stocks by total return in the                                (through

 Russell Asia ex-Japan Index through June                            June 6,

 6, 2011                                  Country    Sector           2011)

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Korea Kumho Petrochemical                 Korea      Materials &           

                                                     Processing        188.5

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Senao International Co Ltd                Taiwan     Technology        137.9

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Nexen Tire Corp                           Korea      Consumer              

                                                     Discretionary     127.9

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Foosung Co Ltd                            Korea      Materials &           

                                                     Processing        120.7

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Hiwin Technologies Corp                   Taiwan     Producer              

                                                     Durables          119.3

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Seamless Green China (Holdings) Ltd       Hong Kong  Consumer              

                                                     Discretionary     105.3

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Hanil E-Wha Co Ltd                        Korea      Consumer              

                                                     Discretionary     104.4

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China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Ltd     Hong Kong  Financial             

                                                     Services          102.5

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Hyundai Hysco                             Korea      Materials &           

                                                     Processing        101.6

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Radiant Opto-Electronics Corp             Taiwan     Technology         98.2

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Bottom 10 stocks by total return in the                              Returns

 Russell Asia ex-Japan Index through June                           (through

 6, 2011                                                             June 6,

                                          Country    Sector           2011)

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                                                     Producer              

Pyeong San Co Ltd                         Korea      Durables          -79.9

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Allied Digital Services Ltd               India      Technology        -75.1

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China Integrated Energy Inc               China      Energy            -74.4

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                                                     Producer              

Korea Line Corp                           Korea      Durables          -74.2

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                                                     Producer              

Smartheat Inc Com                         China      Durables          -71.5

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                                                     Materials &           

Gulf Resources Inc                        China      Processing        -70.9

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                                                     Producer              

Duoyuan Global Water Inc (ADR)            China      Durables          -69.4

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                                                     Producer              

China Valves Technology Inc               China      Durables          -68.5

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                                                     Financial             

Cosmopolitan International Hldgs          Hong Kong  Services          -66.0

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China Information Technology Inc          China      Technology        -64.5

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