GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are up 0.3 percent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan falls 0.5 percent.
* Asian stocks faltered on Wednesday, while oil and gold held on to overnight gains after President Barack Obama clinched the backing of two key figures in Congress in his drive for limited U.S. strikes on Syria.
* U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday but were far off session highs after top Republicans voiced support for U.S. President Barack Obama's call for military strikes against Syria.
KEY FACTORS/EVENTS TO WATCH
* Ex-IMF top economist takes charge as chief of Indian central bank (0530 GMT)
* India services PMI - August 2013 (0500 GMT)
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
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