SOURCE: Russell Investments

Russell Investments

September 21, 2011 04:30 ET

The Russell Middle East North Africa (MENA) Index Down (-12.6%) YTD Through September 19

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - The Russell Middle East North Africa Index (MENA) reflected a (-12.6%) loss year-to-date, with all sectors posting negative returns through September 19, 2011. The producer durables and financial services sectors were the greatest underperformers year-to-date, posting declines of (-18.4%) and (-12.3%) respectively. Quarter-to-date, the consumer discretionary sector reflected the strongest return (-0.3%), while the energy sector posted a decline of (-13.9%) through September 19. The Russell MENA Index reflected a (-5.6%) return quarter-to-date through September 19, 2011.

Russell Index 1Q
Returns
2011
2Q
Returns
2011
MTD
Returns
2011
QTD Returns (through September 19, 2011) YTD Returns (through September 19, 2011)
Russell Middle East North Africa Index -7.2% -0.2% -1.4% -5.6% -12.6%
Sector 1Q
Returns
2011
2Q
Returns
2011
MTD
Returns
2011
QTD Returns (through September 19, 2011) YTD Returns (through September 19, 2011)
Consumer Discretionary -12.1% 2.5% 0.03% -0.3% -10.1%
Energy 7.4% -0.3% -5.9% -13.9% -7.8%
Financial Services -7.7% -0.5% -1.3% -4.5% -12.3%
Materials & Processing -7.5% 1.1% -1.4% -4.0% -10.2%
Producer Durables -12.7% 4.0% -0.9% -10.1% -18.4%

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