The Korean Composite, the FTSE and the Bovespa fell 1% each, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ Composite declined 3% each.
Consumer products companies were in demand during the fortnight. Hindustan Unilever, Relaxo Footwears, Emami and Godrej Consumer Products advanced 22%, 12%, 11% and 10%, respectively.
Non-ferrous metal companies were punished. National Aluminium Co, Hindalco Industries, Hindustan Zinc and Man Industries (India) declined 14%, 11%, 10% and 7%, respectively.