SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

January 04, 2011 09:41 ET

Russell Global Index Up 15.2% in 2010

Philippines Outperforms Index -- Up 77%

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - The Russell Global Index reflected a gain of 15.2% in 2010, with 42 of the 48 countries represented by the index posting positive returns. The Philippines topped the list, reflecting a 77% return in 2010, followed by Thailand (59.3%), Chile (51.1%), and Colombia (48.5%).

Greece was the worst performing market in the Russell Global Index, reflecting a loss of 42.5% for the year. Spain (-20.5%), Italy (-15.1%), Portugal (-12.4%) and France (-1.3%) also underperformed, all posting negative returns for the year.

Russell Indexes 2010 Return
(December 31, 2009 - December 31, 2010)
Russell Global Index 15.2%
Philippines 77.0%
Thailand 59.3%
Chile 51.1%
Colombia 48.5%
Indonesia 43.1%
Malaysia 40.8%
Sweden 37.0%
South Africa 35.4%
Mexico 31.6%
Canada 25.7%
Korea 25.6%
Russia 25.3%
Singapore 25.2%
Turkey 23.1%
Taiwan 22.7%
Morocco 22.4%
Hong Kong 20.9%
India 20.1%
Australia 18.9%
Norway 18.1%
USA 16.9%
Japan 16.4%
Austria 16.3%
Switzerland 15.5%
Poland 15.3%
Finland 15.1%
Egypt 13.8%
New Zealand 13.8%
Brazil 11.2%
Germany 11.2%
United Kingdom 9.6%
China 9.3%
Netherlands 9.1%
Eire 6.7%
UAE 2.6%
France -1.3%
Portugal -12.4%
Italy -15.1%
Spain -20.5%
Greece -42.5%

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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