Thursday, February 24th, 2011
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire) - The Russell Greater China Index reflected a loss of 1.9% for the month through February 21, 2011. The index started 2011 with a gain of 1.1% for the month of January, but later lost ground and shows a marginal year-to-date loss of 0.8% through February 21.

Large cap stocks (-0.6%) of the region have outperformed small cap stocks (-1.7%) for the year through February 21, 2011, reversing the trend of 2010, which saw small cap stocks (18.5%) outperform the large cap stocks (15.5%).


                                            MTD through       YTD through  

Russell Indexes  2010    January 2011    February 21, 2011 February 21, 2011


Russell Greater                                                            

China Index     16.1%        1.1%              -1.9%             -0.8%     


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China Large Cap                                                             

Index           15.5%        1.3%              -1.8%             -0.6%     


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China Small Cap                                                            

Index           18.5%        0.2%              -1.9%             -1.7%     


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