Nasdaq Composite, Taiwan Weighted and S&P 500 fell 7% each. Shanghai Composite declined 26%. Nikkei declined 10%.
Consumer products companies were in demand during the fortnight. Bajaj Corp ended flat; Hindustan Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive fell 2% and 3%, respectively; Marico and Godrej Consumer Products declined 4% each.
Hindustan Oil Exploration Company declined 18%; Oil & Natural Gas Corporation and Cairn India declined 17% each; and GAIL (India) fell 16%. Tide Water Oil Co (India) fell 9%.