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Russell Investments

August 17, 2010 23:33 ET

Russell Asia Pacific Index: Growth Stocks Outperform Value Stocks Year-to-Date

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) - Data from Russell Indexes shows that growth stocks in Asia continue to outperform value stocks. Growth stocks are usually companies with earnings which are expected to grow at above average rates. Value stocks tend to trade at a lower price relative to fundamentals, including earnings.

The Russell Asia Pacific Growth Index has outperformed the Russell Asia Pacific Value Index for the current quarter-to-date August 16, 2010 (Growth: 5.86%, Value: 4.75%) and the year-to-date August 16, 2010 (Growth: 1.53%, Value: 0.27%).

The Russell Asia Pacific Index has reflected a 5.3% return for the third quarter-to-date. However, year-to-date, the region has posted a nominal return of 0.85%.

Russell Indexes by Name QTD August 16, 2010 YTD August 16, 2010
Russell Asia Pacific (Broad Market Index) 5.30% 0.85%
Russell Asia Pacific Value 4.75% 0.27%
Russell Asia Pacific Growth 5.86% 1.53%

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