The FTSE, Nikkei and S&P 500 fell 5%, 7% and 8%, respectively. NASDAQ and Bovespa declined 10% each, while Shanghai Composite tumbled 17%.
Sugar companies were in demand during the fortnight. Balrampur Chini Mills, KM Sugar Mills, Oudh Sugar Mills and Rana Sugars advanced 22%, 20%, 16% and 15%, respectively.
Construction, engineering and infrastructure companies tumbled. Valecha Engineering and Shriram EPC fell 26% and 18%, respectively. Supreme Infrastructure India and Vascon Engineers declined 16% each.