SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

April 06, 2011 05:20 ET

Russell Emerging Markets Index: Indonesia Outperforms YTD, Gaining 4.1%

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Despite reflecting a loss of 9.3% for the month of January, the Russell Indonesia Index has rallied, gaining 4.1% year-to-date and outperforming the Russell Emerging Markets Index (1.4%) through March 31, 2011.

The Russell Philippines Index, which was the best performing country in the Russell Emerging Markets Index for the calendar year of 2010, currently reflects a year-to-date loss of 0.2% through March 31, 2011, but it showed recent signs of recovery with a gain of 8.2% for the month of March.

        January   February   March   YTD through
Russell Global Indexes   2010   2011   2011   2011   March 31, 2011
Russell Indonesia Index   43.1%   -9.3%   5.6%   8.7%   4.1%
Russell Philippines Index   77.0%   -7.5%   -0.3%   8.2%   -0.2%
Russell Emerging Markets Index   22.0%   -2.8%   -1.1%   5.5%   1.4%

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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