July 23 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP * Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are up 0.7 percent and the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan is 1.16 percent higher. * Asian stocks got off to an uninspired start on Tuesday, with Japan's share market losing a bit of ground, while gold took a breather after its biggest one-day gain in over a year.
* The S&P 500 notched a third consecutive record closing high on Monday and major indexes rose, though disappointing McDonald's earnings kept the Dow from making significant gains.
FACTORS TO WATCH * Earnings on Tuesday: L&T Finance Holdings Ltd
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India's ING Vysya Bank April-June net up 34.62 pct - Reuters
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India's Larsen and Toubro says regulator allows co to sell up to 1 pct stake in L&T Finance - Reuters
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Health ministry ups ante against patents - Times of India (http://link.reuters.com/qyw79t)
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(Compiled by Manoj Rawal)