GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange down 0.55
percent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific index
excluding Japan is 0.44 percent lower.
* Asian stocks retreated from seven-week highs on Thursday
as Wall Street buckled under profit-taking, while upbeat U.S.
economic news helped the dollar snap a three-day slide.
* U.S. stocks mostly retreated on Wednesday as falling
utility and commodity shares more than offset gains in the tech
sector on Apple's solid earnings.
FACTORS TO WATCH
* Earnings on Thursday: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd,
ITC, ACC Ltd and Sterlite Industries (India) Ltd
* Expiry of July derivative contracts.
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
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Holcim restructures India operations to cut costs
India's Hero MotoCorp Q1 net profit falls 10.7 pct
India's Ambuja Cements Q2 net profit down 31 pct
Sanofi, Carlyle in talks to buy Elder Pharma's India
Cairn India April-June net down 18.27 pct
Central Bank of India April-June net down 93.47
Novartis India April-June net down 48.59 pct
India to sell $167.3 mln inflation-indexed bonds on July 29
Sebi puts rider on Jet Airways' stake sale plan to
Etihad - Mint (http://link.reuters.com/juk89t)
Road min downs shutters on new projects till Nov - Financial
Moody's gloomy report on India's outlook; does not see much
recovery in second half - Business Standard (http://link.reuters.com/muk89t)
NTPC to pump in Rs 89 bln to develop captive coal
mines - Economic Times (http://link.reuters.com/nuk89t)
Oriental Bank of Commerce hikes fixed deposit
rates by up to 0.75 pct - PTI in Economic Times (http://link.reuters.com/puk89t)
(Compiled by Manoj Rawal)