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Russell Investments

August 31, 2010 23:35 ET

Russell Indexes: Asia-Pacific Small Caps Outperform During the Quarter

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  The rally in Asia small cap stocks continues across Asia with gains in the third quarter making up for the losses recorded in the second quarter. The Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Small Cap Index has gained 9.2% for the third quarter, through August 30, 2010. This compares to a loss of 7.1% for the second quarter. Small cap stocks in Asia also continue to outperform their larger peers in the quarter. The Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Mid Cap Index has risen 8.6 per cent during the quarter, lagging the gains posted on the Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Small Cap Index.

      QTD through   YTD through
Russell Indexes Q2 2010   August 30, 2010   August 30, 2010
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan -8.1%   7.4%   1.0%
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Small Cap -7.1%   9.2%   4.0%
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Mid Cap -7.4%   8.6%   4.1%

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