Nikkei and Bovespa advanced 7% each, Hang Seng rose 4%, the FTSE and S&P 500 rose 3% each. Shanghai Composite ended flat.
Non-ferrous metals companies were in demand during the fortnight. Hindalco Industries, National Aluminium, Hindustan Copper and Alicon Castalloy advanced 16%, 14%, 13% and 10%, respectively.
Sugar companies were punished. Thiru Arooran Sugars, Dharani Sugars & Chemicals, Rana Sugars and Kesar Enterprises and Sakthi Sugars declined 13%, 12%, 12%, 11%, 11% and 11%, respectively.