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 HSW International ( HSWI) was the top gainer last week, rising 51.6%. WSP Holdings ( WH) and New Oriental Energy & Chemicals ( NOEC) followed, gaining 30.6% and 28.6%, respectively. Noah Education Holdings ( NED) 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. Feihe International ( ADY) climbed 23.5% last week. Airline stocks China Southern Airlines ( ZNH) and China Eastern Airlines ( CEA) 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. Software stocks Shanda Games ( GAME) and CDC ( CHINA) 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) ( FFHL) plunged 20.3% at the end of last week. Telecom company Telestone Technologies ( TSTC) followed, declining 18.3%. China Green Agriculture ( CGA) 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. Food stocks AgFeed Industries ( FEED) and Agria ( GRO) shed 8.6% and 8.3% last week, respectively. India: Winners and Losers Sify Technologies ( SIFY) 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. Rediff.com ( REDF) followed, up 18.4% last week. Major Internet companies experienced huge buying interest last week. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam ( MTE) gained 2.8% last week.
Tata Communications ( TCL) was up 1.9% last week. It became known last week that the company will invest $1.8 billion to $2.2 billion in its business. The consolidated Tata Group estimates revenue at $150 billion. Shares of WNS Holdings ( WNS) reversed the prior week's losses and improved 1.4% last week. Infosys Technologies ( INFY) saw big losses, declining 12.3% last week. Fourth-quarter profits came in at 18.2 billion rupees, failing to match the Reuters consensus of 18.81 billion rupees. Looking ahead, the company expects its operating profit margin to drop to record low levels due to rising wages. For 2011, Infosys foresees sales growth of 18% to 20%, lower than the estimates for 19%-20%. iGATE ( IGTE) declined 7.6% last week. The company sold $770 million of senior notes in the 144a private placement market. Wipro ( WIT) dropped 6.7%. The company is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter and full-year results on April 27. Sterlite Industries India ( SLT) slipped 2.9% last week. However, the company recently revealed its plans to invest 562 million rupees in its Tuticorin copper plant, with the expansion expected to be completed by 2013. Brazil: Winners and Losers Major telecommunications service providers led the advancers' list last week. Brasil Telecom ( BTM) gained 7.1%. Vivo Participacoes ( VIV) and Tele Norte Leste Participacoes ( TNE) followed, rising 4.1% and 3.9%, respectively. TIM Participacoes ( TSU) edged up 1.2%. The company has approved a 2010 dividend of 13 cents per share. The company is seeking to increase its capital by $9.8 million through the issuance of 2,069,875 shares, consisting of 705,038 ordinary shares and 1,364,837 preferred shares. BRF Brasil Foods ( BRFS) was up 2.5% last week. Companhia de Bebidas das Americas - AmBev ( ABV) followed, gaining 2.2%. Topping the losers' pack was Gafisa ( GFA), which shed 10.4% last week. Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (CSN) ( SID) gained 7.0% last week. The company announced a dividend distribution of $945.8 million and its own capital interest distribution of $225 million for 2010. The payments are scheduled for April 29. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (Eletrobras) ( EBR) shed 5.2%. However, last week, it became known that China has sealed a Brazil dam deal in which state-owned utility company State Grid Corporation of China will deploy its ultra-high voltage (UHV) electricity transmission technologies. SGCC has signed a contract with Eletrobras for the transmission of electricity in Brazil's developed regions. Gerdau ( GGB) fell 4.6% last week. Embraer ( ERJ), Banco Bradesco ( BBD) and Vale ( VALE) each lost 3.4% last week.