GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are 0.89 percent down and the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan is down 1.8 percent.
* Asian shares hovered near 2013 lows and Japanese stocks took another dive as the prospect of less stimulus from central banks depressed sentiment, while the U.S. dollar fell further against the yen amid uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's policy outlook.
* U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, with the Dow sliding more than 100 points on another volatile day as traders extended a selloff driven by concern about central banks winding down their stimulus measures.
FACTORS TO WATCH
* Finance Minister P. Chidambaram to address a press conference on rupee and Fitch upgrade. (0530 GMT)
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
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