Dec 17 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP * Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are 0.73 percent higher, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan index is up 0.42 percent. * Asian shares pushed higher on Tuesday on the back of rising U.S. manufacturing output and a jump in euro zone business activity, ahead of a key U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision later this week. * U.S. stocks rose on Monday after closing Friday their worst week since August as upbeat economic data from the United States and Europe boosted optimism ahead of a key Federal Reserve decision later in the week. EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH * Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan will preside over an event where Harvard University professor Kenneth Rogoff will talk about policy debates in the aftermath of the financial crisis from 16:00-1800 IST.
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