NASDAQ Composite, the FTSE and S&P 500 rose 1% each, while Hang Seng and Bovespa advanced 7% each. Nikkei went up by 3%.
Textiles companies were in demand during the fortnight. Birla Cotsyn (India), HP Cotton Textile Mills, Kitex Garments and Pioneer Embroideries surged 88%, 60%, 55% and 49%, respectively.
Media companies were a mixed bag. Sun TV Network, HT Media, Raj Television Network and Siti Cable Network declined 9%, 4%, 2% and 1%, respectively.