SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

February 11, 2011 14:42 ET

Russell Developed Euro Zone Index: Greece, Spain, Italy Outperform

LONDON--(Marketwire - February 11, 2011) - The countries that underperformed in the Russell Euro Zone Index in 2010 have outperformed year-to-date in 2011 as Greece (17.3%), Spain (15.2%) and Italy (14.8%) lead all countries in the index through February 8. Austria, the country in the index with the best return for 2010, posted the lowest return thus far in 2011, losing 4.9%.

Overall, the Russell Developed Euro Zone Index has reflected a year-to-date gain of 9.1% through February 8, rebounding from a loss of 0.8% posted in 2010.

Russell Indexes 2010 Returns YTD Returns
Through February 8, 2011
Russell Developed Euro Zone Index -0.8% 9.1%
Russell Greece Index -42.5% 17.3%
Russell Spain Index -20.5% 15.2%
Russell Italy Index -15.1% 14.8%
Russell France Index -1.3% 9.4%
Russell Portugal Index -12.4% 8.9%
Russell Germany Index 11.2% 7.6%
Russell Ireland Index 6.7% 7.5%
Russell Netherlands Index 9.1% 6.6%
Russell Finland Index 15.1% 5.1%
Russell Belgium Index 3.5% 4.9%
Russell Austria Index 16.3% 4.9%

The Russell Global Index includes more than 10,000 securities in 48 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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