April 5 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP * Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange fell 0.5 percent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan was down 1.1 percent. * Japanese equities soared and the yen hit a 3-1/2-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan's unprecedented monetary expansion, but Asian shares eased ahead of U.S. jobs data amid rising concern over the American economy.
* U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday after the Bank of Japan announced aggressive, market-lifting policies to jump-start its economy, but weak U.S. jobs data capped gains.
FACTORS TO WATCH * RBI to sell 150 bln rupees of bonds in the first auction of the fiscal year. * India forex reserves, bank lending data.
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