Global indices trended higher during the past fortnight. Nikkei was the topmost gainer (6%), Taiwan Weighted rose the least (up 3%).
Steel companies were in demand. Lloyds Metals & Energy surged the most (up 34%), followed by Surana Industries (up 15%) and Tata Steel (up 14%).
Financial services sector was the worst performing sector. Microsec Financial Services, the top loser, fell 22% and was followed by Geojit BNP Paribas and Credit Analysis & Research which fell 11% each.