SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

March 15, 2011 05:15 ET

Russell Global Index: Greece, Italy and Spain Outperform YTD Through March 11, 2011

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - The Russell Global Index reflected a year-to-date gain of 2.1% through March 11, 2011. Among the countries represented by the index, 14 constituent indexes outperformed the Russell Global Index year-to-date.

Greece (13%), Italy (12.1%) and Spain (10.6%), which were the worst performing countries of 2010, moved into the top three positions for 2011 through March 11. Egypt (-20.5%), Chile (-13.9%) and India (-12.8%) underperformed for the same period.

Russell Global Index Constituents   Returns 2010   YTD through March 11, 2011
Russell Global Index   15.2%   2.1%
Greece   -42.5%   13.0%
Italy   -15.1%   12.1%
Spain   -20.5%   10.6%
Portugal   -12.4%   7.5%
Russia   25.3%   7.4%
France   -1.3%   6.3%
Netherlands   9.1%   4.9%
USA   16.9%   4.1%
Belgium   3.5%   3.9%
Ireland   6.7%   3.8%
Germany   11.2%   3.7%
Canada    25.7%   3.5%
Morocco   22.4%   2.8%
Norway    18.1%   2.3%
United Kingdom   9.6%   2.1%
Poland    15.3%   2.1%
Japan     16.4%   1.0%
Sweden    37.0%   0.3%
Switzerland       15.5%   0.1%
Malaysia   40.8%   -0.2%
China   9.3%   -0.4%
Austria   16.3%   -0.5%
Indonesia   43.1%   -1.3%
Hong Kong   20.9%   -1.9%
New Zealand   13.8%   -2.3%
Australia   18.9%   -2.5%
Finland   15.1%   -3.0%
Thailand   59.3%   -3.1%
Brazil    11.2%   -3.2%
Singapore   25.2%   -3.5%
Korea   25.6%   -3.7%
Mexico   31.6%   -3.8%
Colombia   48.5%   -3.9%
Philippines   77.0%   -4.5%
Taiwan   22.7%   -5.5%
UAE   2.6%   -7.0%
Turkey    23.1%   -7.3%
South Africa   35.4%   -7.8%
India   20.1%   -12.8%
Chile   51.1%   -13.9%
Egypt   13.8%   -20.5%

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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