NEW YORK ( Thestreet) -- Global indices ended mixed last week. China's Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.2%, and India's Nifty edged up 0.1%, outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500, which lost 0.3% and 0.6%, respectively. Brazil's Bovespa shed 3.0%.
China: Winners and Losers
was the top gainer last week, rising 51.6%.
New Oriental Energy & Chemicals
followed, gaining 30.6% and 28.6%, respectively.
Noah Education Holdings
advanced 24.4% last week. The company announced last week a definitive agreement to acquire an 80% interest in
Shanghai Yuanbo Education Information and Consulting
for a total value of $15.7 million. Noah recently received an initial payment of $6.1 million from
First Win Technologies
for the acquisition of Noah's Electronic Learning Products business and operating assets.
climbed 23.5% last week. Airline stocks
China Southern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
added 21.1% and 17%, respectively, on rising throughput numbers. China Southern reported last week that its passenger throughput in March was up 1.3% year over year, while cargo recorded a 7.3% increase. Similarly, for the first quarter, China Eastern's passenger throughput jumped 15.95% year over year.
rose 14.2% and 11.9%, respectively. CDC announced last week that its subsidiary china.com will realize significant gains from a private equity fund investment of $14 million. CDC is due to release its fourth-quarter results on Thursday, April 21.
Leading the pack of losers,
Fuwei Films (Holding)
plunged 20.3% at the end of last week. Telecom company
followed, declining 18.3%.
China Green Agriculture
gained 10.5%. Last week, the company announced that subsidiary Gufend has signed a fertilizer export contract with
Beijing Baofengnian Agricultural Material
to export 30,000 metric tons of compound fertilizer products through Baofengnian.
shed 8.6% and 8.3% last week, respectively.
India: Winners and Losers
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continued to extend its gains for the second consecutive week, climbing 37.7%. The company is focusing on expanding its presence in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Besides, and it's also looking to penetrate the U.S. market, both horizontally and vertically.
followed, up 18.4% last week. Major Internet companies experienced huge buying interest last week.
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam
gained 2.8% last week.