July 4 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are up 0.28
percent and the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
is 0.65 percent higher.
* Asian stocks opened to little fanfare on Thursday with
investors cautious as key events including the European Central
Bank meeting and the U.S. non-farm payrolls report loomed.
* U.S. stocks ended slightly higher in a volatile half-day
session on Wednesday as traders squared positions before the
holiday and Friday's job market data.
FACTORS TO WATCH
* The Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao will
be part of a two-day board meet in the Southern city of Chennai.
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
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Tender period for Unilever open offer for Hindustan Unilever
Ltd ends later in the day.
With eye on election, India launches huge cheap food scheme
Oil India to invite drilling bids for three wells in Cauvery
block - Financial Chronicle (http://link.reuters.com/xuh49t)
Service business not for sale, says Polaris Financial's Jain
- Business Line (http://link.reuters.com/wuh49t)
Gas price hike may impact NTPC-RIL case - Mint
Deepak Fertilisers buys 24.46 pct stake in Mangalore
Chemicals & Fertilisers
Piramal to buy 10 pct in Shriram Capital for 7 billion
rupees - Economic Times (http://link.reuters.com/byh49t)
Bank of India to reduce base rate from 10.25 pct to 10.00
India resumes coal mining rights grants to power
Sun Pharma opts out of Meda race as rupee falls - Business
GMR Infra to list coal mine firm on Singapore exchange -
Financial Express (http://link.reuters.com/dyh49t)
India raises $43 mln from Hindustan Copper share
India's May coal output down 3.25 pct y/y at 43.23 mln T
India's April FDI inflows up 25 pct at $2.3 bln:
(Compiled by Manoj Rawal; Editing by Supriya Kurane)