SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

July 04, 2012 02:15 ET

Russell Indexes: Asia Outperformed Europe, Underperformed US in First Half 2012; All Global Regions Positive

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jul 4, 2012) - The Russell Developed Asia Pacific Index returned +4.6% in the first half of 2012, relative to a +3.4% return for the Russell Developed Europe Index and a +9.3% return for the Russell 1000® Index of U.S. large cap stocks.

The Philippines was the top performing country within the Russell Asia Pacific Index for the first half of 2012 with a return of 26.8%, followed by Thailand (+17.1%) and Singapore (+15.3%). Indonesia had the worst performance within the Index in the first half at (-1.0%), followed by China (+3.0%) and Japan (+3.1%).

Within the Russell Asia Pacific Index, the Financial Services sector led the first half, with a +10.7% return, followed by the Consumer Staples (+8.8%) and Health Care (+8.2%) sectors. The Materials & Processing sector was at the bottom of the Russell Asia Pacific Index in the first half at (-5.1%).

 
 
Russell Global Indexes - First Half 2012 Regional Performance
Russell Index First Half 2012
(a/o Friday, June 29
th)
Russell Global Index 6.1%
Russell Asia Pacific Index 4.6%
Russell Developed Europe Index 3.4%
Russell 1000 Index 9.3%
 
 
 
Russell Asia Pacific Index - First Half 2012 Country Performance
Russell Asia Pacific Index Country   First Half 2012
(a/o Friday, June 29
th)
Philippines   26.8%
Thailand   17.1%
Singapore   15.3%
New Zealand   8.9%
India   8.6%
Hong Kong   6.9%
Malaysia   5.6%
Taiwan   5.1%
Korea   4.4%
Australia   3.5%
Japan   3.1%
China   3.0%
Indonesia   -1.0%
 
 
 
Russell Asia Pacific Index - First Half 2012 Sector Performance
Russell Asia Pacific Index Sector   First Half 2012
(a/o Friday, June 29
th)
Financial Services   10.7%
Consumer Staples   8.8%
Health Care   8.2%
Consumer Discretionary   5.3%
Technology   4.1%
Utilities   3.9%
Producer Durables   2.1%
Energy   -2.6%
Materials & Processing   -5.1%
     

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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