SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

December 08, 2010 21:44 ET

Russell Korea Index Reflects Marginal Gain Since Hostility Began

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 8, 2010) - Since the start of turmoil on the Korean Peninsula on November 23, 2010, the Russell Korea Index has reflected a marginal gain of 0.3% (through December 6, 2010), recovering well from the initial 5% loss posted in the first three days after the fighting began.

Performance of other Asia Pacific markets for the period remains mixed. The Russell Taiwan Index has reflected a return of 4.5%, followed by Russell Indexes in Japan (1.8%), Philippines (1.4%), Thailand (1.3%) and Australia (1.2%). The Russell Indonesia Index has posted the lowest returns, losing 1.8% from November 23, 2010 - December 6, 2010.

Russell Asia Pacific Indexes   Returns
November 23, 2010 - December 6, 2010
Russell Taiwan Index   4.5%
Russell Japan Index   1.8%
Russell Philippines Index   1.4%
Russell Thailand Index   1.3%
Russell Australia Index   1.2%
Russell Hong Kong Index   0.4%
Russell Korea Index   0.3%
Russell India Index   -0.5%
Russell Singapore Index   -0.6%
Russell China Index   -0.9%
Russell Malaysia Index   -1.0%
Russell New Zealand Index   -1.4%
Russell Indonesia Index   -1.8%

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