NASDAQ Composite advanced 4%, while S&P 500 and Nikkei rose 3% each. Shanghai Composite fell 3%, while Bovespa ended flat.
Construction, engineering (EPC) and infrastructure companies were in demand during the fortnight. Simplex Projects, MBL Infrastructures and Kalindee Rail Nirman soared 33%, 26% and 24%, respectively.
Real estate companies were punished. DLF, Ansal Housing & Construction and Kolte Patil Developers tanked 14%, 11% and 10%, respectively. Parsvnath Developers and Ansal Properties declined 7% each.