SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

September 09, 2010 02:51 ET

Russell Indexes: India Outperforming in Asia Pacific in 2010

TACOMA, WA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) -  India continues to outperform the broader Asia-Pacific Index in 2010. The Russell India Index has gained 10% year-to-date, outstripping gains on the Russell Asia Pacific Index, which has risen 4.4% through September 7, 2010. Among the best performing sectors in India for 2010 have been the financial services and materials & processing.

The third quarter has been strong for both indexes with India jumping 5.6% up until September 7, 2010. This compares to the Russell Asia Pacific Index posting a 9% return over the same period.

      QTD through   YTD through
      September 7,   September 7,
Russell Indexes 1Q 2010 2Q 2010 2010   2010
Russell Asia Pacific Index 4.6% -8.5% 9.0%   4.4%
Russell India Index 4.6% -0.4% 5.6%   10.0%
Russell Index Returns by Sector,   Russell Asia Pacific
QTD through September 7, 2010 Russell India Index Index
Financial Services 13.3% 9.8%
Materials & Processing 9.5% 13.0%
Consumer Discretionary 9.4% 9.1%
Consumer Staples 8.2% 9.3%
Utilities 6.4% 7.9%
Technology 4.2% 5.0%
Producer Durables 3.0% 9.2%
Health Care -0.3% 7.1%
Energy -6.2% 6.8%

Both the Russell Asia Pacific Index and Russell India Index are sub-components of Russell's 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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Index returns in this piece are based on USD.

Russell Investment Group is a Washington, USA corporation, which operates through subsidiaries worldwide, including Russell Investments, and is a subsidiary of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company.

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