NEW YORK ( Thestreet) -- Global market indices lost ground last week because of Japan's crisis. Among emerging-market indices, only Brazil's Bovespa edged higher, gaining 0.3%. Others, such as India's Nifty and China's Shanghai Composite Index declined. The Nifty was down 3.1%, and the Shanghai Composite lost 0.9%. At the end of the week, the Dow Jones and the S&P 500 had declined 1.5% and 1.9%, respectively.