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Russell Investments

September 07, 2010 16:39 ET

Russell Global Indexes: Canada Outperforms G8 Countries Year-to-Date

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2010) -  The Russell Canada Index has outperformed all of the G8 countries year-to-date, reflecting a 5.6% gain through September 3, 2010.

Despite all of the G8 countries reflecting negative returns in August 2010, third quarter returns have been positive, with each country showing gains through September 3, 2010. The Russell United Kingdom Index (14.5%) has performed the best so far in the third quarter of 2010, while the Russell Japan Index has underperformed, returning 2.7%.

Russell Indexes August 2010 QTD through September 3, 2010 YTD through September 3, 2010
Russell Canada Index -1.7% 10.0% 5.6%
Russell United Kingdom Index -2.1% 14.5% -0.7%
Russell Japan Index -2.3% 2.7% 1.4%
Russell United States Index -4.7% 7.5% 1.0%
Russell Germany Index -5.9% 8.3% -6.7%
Russell France Index -6.1% 12.3% -10.6%
Russell Russia Index -3.2% 10.8% 4.2%
Russell Italy Index -7.5% 12.9% -17.1%

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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Index returns in this piece are based on USD.

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