(Adds global markets roundup and factors to watch)
Aug 23 (Reuters) -
GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange down 0.04
percent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific index
excluding Japan gains 1.1 percent.
* Asian shares rose in early trading on Friday after economic
data suggested the global economy is expanding, which took the
edge off persistent fears of the U.S. Federal Reserve's likely
withdrawal of stimulus.
* U.S stocks closed higher on Thursday in a trading session
marred by a historic trading halt of roughly three hours on the
Nasdaq stock exchange as a result of technical problems.
KEY FACTORS/EVENTS TO WATCH
* RBI to release forex reserves, bank lending data.
* RBI to buy up to 80 bln rupees of bonds via OMO.
* India to sell 150 bln rupees of debt.
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
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India cbank to continue steps to curb FX volatility: chief -
India cbank chief says FX reserves adequate to manage
current situation -
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India's ICICI Bank increases base rate, BPLR by 25 bps each
India's HDFC to raise mortgage interest rates by 0.25 pct -
Etisalat may buy Airtel's Sri Lanka operations - Economic
FDI in news channels, FM radios may be raised to 49 pct:
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CBEC examining demand for cut in iron ore export duty:
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L&T to revamp engineering business - Mint
Hindalco said to seek refinancing on $2.7 billion of loans -
(Compiled By Manoj Rawal)