Friday, April 1st, 2011
Despite reflecting a loss of 8.7% year-to-date, the Russell India Index has rallied in March, posting a 7% gain for the month. The Russell India Index outperformed the Russell Emerging Markets Index (2.6%), Russell BRIC Index (2.5%) and Russell Asia Pacific Index (-2.3%) for the MTD period through March 28, 2011.

The negative year-to-date performance largely stems from January, when the Russell India Index reflected a loss of 12.8%. Though its performance has improved each month, the index has underperformed the Russell BRIC Index (-0.2%), Russell Emerging Markets Index (-1.3%) and Russell Asia Pacific Index (-2.7%) for the year through March 28, 2011.


                                                  MTD through   YTD through

                     January 2011  February 2011   March 28,     March 28, 

Russell Indexes        Returns        Returns         2011          2011   


Russell India Index     -12.8%         -2.1%          7.0%         -8.7%   


Russell BRIC Index      -3.4%           0.9%          2.5%         -0.2%   


Russell Emerging                                                           

Markets Index           -2.8%          -1.1%          2.6%         -1.3%   


Russell Asia                                                                

Pacific Index           -0.9%           0.5%         -2.3%         -2.7%   


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Russell India Index Reflects March Rally Up 7% MTD 28



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