SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

December 21, 2010 05:02 ET

Russell Global Indexes: India Up 321% Since 2000

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) - The Russell India Index has reflected a 321.1% return since December 31, 1999, more than seven times the return of the Russell Asia Pacific Index (43.1%) and over nine times the return of Russell Global Index (34.8%), through December 17, 2010.

The Russell India Index shows that the country began to outperform the Asia Pacific and Global markets around September 2003, reaching its peak in early 2008 before falling more than 70% by early 2009. Since that time, the Russell India Index has recovered sharply, regaining much of the lost ground, while continuing to outperform in the Russell Global Index.

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:


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