SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

June 15, 2012 00:16 ET

The Russell Greater China Index Returned +2.7% Year-to-Date as of June 12th

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Jun 15, 2012) - The Russell Greater China Index has returned +2.7% year-to-date as of June 12th, as compared to a +0.7% return for the Russell Asia-Pacific Index for the same time period.

Notable sectors in the Russell Greater China Index for year-to-date performance as of June 12th include Technology (+6.6%) and Health Care (+4.9%) on the upside, and Materials & Processing (-2.9%) and Energy (-2.8%) on the downside.

The Consumer Staples (+4.8%) and Financial Services (+4.8%) sectors have led within the Russell Asia-Pacific Index for year-to-date performance as of June 12th. Similar to the Russell Greater China Index, the Materials & Processing (-7.6%) and Energy (-3.5%) sectors are the bottom two sectors year-to-date within the Russell Asia-Pacific Index.

Russell Greater China Index Returns
Russell Index / Index Sector YTD-2012
(as of 6/12)
Greater China Index 2.7%
Technology 6.6%
Financial Services 4.3%
Utilities 0.0%
Health Care 4.9%
Consumer Discretionary 1.7%
Consumer Staples 1.7%
Energy -2.8%
Materials & Processing -2.9%
Producer Durables 4.1%
Russell Asia-Pacific Index Returns
Russell Index / Index Sector YTD-2012
(as of 6/12)
Greater Asia Pacific Index 0.7%
Technology 2.5%
Financial Services 4.8%
Utilities -1.3%
Health Care 1.3%
Consumer Discretionary 1.5%
Consumer Staples 4.8%
Energy -3.5%
Materials & Processing -7.6%
Producer Durables -0.8%

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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