June 26 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are 0.28 percent up and the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan is 0.98 percent higher.
* Asian shares edged higher to reverse a four-day losing streak on Wednesday as investors took comfort from firm U.S. data underscoring an American recovery, and assurances from China's central bank to provide funds to institutions if needed.
* U.S. stocks rose by the most in nearly two weeks on Tuesday after data showed business investment and the housing recovery continued apace, reassuring investors worried about the Federal Reserve's plans to reduce its massive monetary stimulus.
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* Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a two-day visit to the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir to inaugurate India's longest railway tunnel in Srinagar.
* An Indian ministerial panel meets to discuss the pricing of 2G mobile phone airwaves in the next auction and other issues around the planned auction. (1130 GMT)
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(Reporting By Manoj Rawal; Editing by Jijo Jacob)