Korean Composite, Bovespa and Taiwan Weighted ended flat, while NASDAQ Composite and Nikkei declined 7% and 10%, respectively.
Telecom services companies were a mixed bag during the fortnight. Bharti Airtel rose 7%, while Bharti Infratel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices and Tata Communications declined 2%, 3%, 4% and 7%, respectively.
Sugar companies were punished. Dharani Sugars & Chemicals, Sakthi Sugars, Parrys Sugar, Triveni Engineering and KM Sugar Mills declined 32%, 22%, 21%, 16% and 14%, respectively.