The Nikkei, Taiwan Weighted and the FTSE rose 2% each. NASDAQ Composite, Korean Composite, Shanghai Composite and S&P 500 rose 1% each.
Auto components companies were in demand during the fortnight. Ucal Fuel Systems, TVS Srichakra, IP Rings, Amtek Auto and Bosch advanced 81%, 35%, 32%, 25% and 24%, respectively.
Oil & gas companies were a mixed bag. Selan Exploration Technology, Hindustan Oil Exploration, Oil & Natural Gas Corp, Oil India and Cairn India declined 12%, 8%, 6%, 4% and 3%, respectively. Gujarat Gas rose 9%.