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Russell Investments

March 14, 2012 03:27 ET

Russell Indexes: The Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index Returned +13.4% YTD as of March 12

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2012) - The Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index returned +13.4% year-to-date, with the Producer Durables sector showing the strongest return within the index of +18.8% as of March 12, 2012.

Within the Index, the Technology (+18.6%), Energy (+16.5%) and Financial Services (+12.8%) sectors also posted strong returns while the Consumer Staples (+8.0%) and Utilities (+7.2%) sectors had the lowest returns year-to-date as of March 12, 2012.

Within the index, Taiwan-based ChipMOS Technologies Burmuda Ltd. (+176.7%) had the highest return, while India-based Sterling International Enterprises Ltd. (-82.5%) had the lowest returns year-to-date as of March 12, 2012.

Russell Index YTD
(through March 12, 2012)
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index 13.4%
Russell Asia Pacific ex-Japan Index Sectors YTD
(through March 12, 2012)
Producer Durables 18.8%
Technology 18.6%
Energy 16.5%
Financial Services 12.8%
Materials & Processing 12.6%
Consumer Discretionary 11.6%
Health Care 8.6%
Consumer Staples 8.0%
Utilities 7.2%
Top 10 Companies, Russell Asia-Pacific
Ex-Japan Index
Country Sector YTD 2012 (a/o 3/12)
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES Bermuda Ltd Taiwan Technology 176.7%
HannStar Display Corp Taiwan Technology 137.1%
Ju Teng International Holdings Ltd China Technology 131.7%
Indiabulls Power Ltd India Energy 130.7%
Lanco Infratech Ltd India Utilities 129.9%
DEN Networks Ltd India Consumer Discretionary 126.3%
Jindal South West Holdings Ltd India Financial Services 117.9%
Housing Development & Infrastructure Ltd India Financial Services 117.8%
IFCI Ltd India Financial Services 117.4%
Wockhardt Ltd India Health Care 114.7%
Bottom 10 Companies, Russell Asia-Pacific
Ex-Japan Index
Country Sector YTD 2012 (a/o 3/12)
Sterling International Enterprises Ltd India Producer Durables -82.5%
CNK International Co Ltd Korea Consumer Discretionary -68.4%
Neway Group Holdings Ltd China Consumer Discretionary -44.6%
Fajar Surya Wisesa Tbk PT Indonesia Materials & Processing -44.6%
Sterling Biotech Ltd India Health Care -44.1%
China Netcom Technology Holdings Ltd China Technology -41.5%
Hao Tian Resources Group Ltd China Materials & Processing -40.3%
Besunyen Holdings Co Ltd China Consumer Staples -35.8%
Sino Prosper State Gold Resources Holding China Materials & Processing -35.2%
PT Buana Listya Tama Tbk Indonesia Producer Durables -33.7%

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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