SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

January 04, 2011 22:27 ET

Russell Asia Pacific Index Reflects 19.2% Gain for 2010

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - 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.

Russell Indexes 2010 Returns
Asia Pacific 19.2%
Russell Asia Pacific Index Constituent Countries 2010 Returns
Philippines 77.0%
Thailand 59.3%
Indonesia 43.1%
Malaysia 40.8%
Korea 25.6%
Singapore 25.2%
Taiwan 22.7%
Hong Kong 20.9%
India 20.1%
Australia 18.9%
Japan 16.4%
New Zealand 13.8%
China 9.3%

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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