SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

April 21, 2011 00:39 ET

Russell Greater China Index Outgains Global Index MTD Through April 18

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - The Russell Greater China Index, which consists of Taiwan, Hong Kong and China, reflected a gain of 2.3% year-to-date as the index outperformed the Russell Emerging Markets Index (1.3%) and the Russell Asia Pacific Index (-0.4%) through April 18, 2011. All three indexes, though, underperformed the Russell Global Index, which includes approximately 10,000 securities in 48 countries and covers 98% of the investable global market, reflected a return of 3.5% for the same time period.

However, for the month of April, the Russell Greater China Index has posted a gain of 2.4%, while the Russell Global Index and Russell Emerging Markets Index both reflect losses for the month of 1.1% and 0.1% respectively.

MTD throughYTD through
Russell IndexesApril 18, 2011April 18, 2011
Russell Greater China Index2.4%2.3%
Russell Asia Pacific Index0.3%-0.4%
Russell Global Index-1.1%3.5%
Russell Emerging Markets Index-0.1%1.3%

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