May 22 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are 0.35 percent up and the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan is 0.1 percent higher.
* Asian stocks rose on Wednesday following a positive lead from Wall Street with Japan's Nikkei reaching a 5-1/2 year high, while the yen took a defensive stance ahead of the outcome of the Bank of Japan's policy meeting.
* U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 closing at new all-time highs as Federal Reserve officials' comments eased some concerns that the central bank could start reducing its stimulus program.
FACTORS TO WATCH
* March-quarter earnings from Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd
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India's Tech Mahindra Jan-March net up 24.42 pct, beats estimates - Reuters
ING tests waters to exit ING Vysya, approaches banks to consider deal - Indian Express (http://link.reuters.com/ram38t)
Banks to finance Tamil Nadu PSU discom's 100 pct cash loss for FY14 - Business Standard (http://link.reuters.com/sam38t)
Royalty payments to parent firms abroad to face queries on beneficial owners - Financial Express (http://link.reuters.com/tam38t)
Reliance Infra to commission 2nd cement unit by Sept - Financial Chronicle (http://link.reuters.com/vam38t)
ONGC foreign arm posts 44 pct increase in net profit - Business Standard (http://link.reuters.com/wam38t)
India's JSW Energy says floor price for share sale set at 61.50 rupees/share - Reuters
India's JK Paper Jan-March net up 88.67 pct - Reuters
India's Omaxe raises $9 mln in partially subscribed share sale - Reuters
India's Prestige Estates Jan-March net up more than two fold - Reuters
India's JSW Ispat Steel reports Jan-March net profit - Reuters
Heidelberg Cement India to sell Raigad cement grinding facility to JSW Group - Reuters
Coal India employees threaten indefinite strike - Economic Times (http://link.reuters.com/xam38t)
Vodafone eyes pan-India rollout of 3G network; open to buying spectrum from rivals - Economic Times (http://link.reuters.com/bem38t)
Shree Renuka Sugars to raise $350 mln through Brazilian arm - Economic Times (http://link.reuters.com/cem38t)
Jindal Steel, Aussie firm bag stakes in ONGC blocks - Business Standard (http://link.reuters.com/dem38t) (Reporting By Manoj Rawal)