The S&P 500, the NASDAQ Composite and the Nikkei ended flat, while the Taiwan Weighted rose 1%. The Shanghai Composite declined 3%.
Real-estate companies were in demand during the fortnight. DLF and Sobha Developers soared 27% and 25%, respectively, while Housing Development & Infrastructure and DB Realty surged 19% each.
Pharma companies were punished. Dr Datsons Labs tumbled 20%, Mangalam Drugs & Organics and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals tanked 19% each, while Ameya Laboratories declined 10%.