May 20 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are 0.43
percent up and the MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan is 0.96 percent higher.
* The yen pulled up from a 4-1/2 year low against the dollar
on Monday after Japan's economics minister said a further steady
drop in the yen could have negative effects on households,
pushing the dollar to a low of 102.00.
* U.S. stocks continued their climb into uncharted territory
on Friday, racking up the fourth week of gains in a row as
encouraging economic data prompted investors to pick up shares
of growth companies.
FACTORS TO WATCH
* March-quarter earnings from Coal India Ltd,
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd, Adani Enterprises Ltd .
* India's Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram scheduled
to give an address at the Annual Day of Competition Commission
of India (CCI) in New Delhi.
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
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India's weakened Congress wondering if early elections will
In blow for India, S&P affirms negative rating outlook
Income tax department slaps 5.82 bln rupees tax demand
notice on Infosys - PTI in Times of India
RBI moots review of all bank licences, including existing
ones, on 'fit & proper' norms - Business Standard
Tough market pushing telecom tower biz into consolidation
mode - Business Line
GSM mobile players set to pull the plug on Tata Tele, to
approach DOT for cancelling its licences - Business Line
Coal ministry against stake sale in CIL till issues resolved
- PTI in Mint
Essar group to ink deal with Chinese cos to tap
billion-dollar funds for Vadinar - Economic Times
India's Jet chief Naresh Goyal to acquire up to 67.1 pct of
co from founder group firm
SABMiller plans 4.4 bln rupees investments in India arm to
take on rivals - Economic Times
Future Group plans to have over 1,000 convenient stores in 2
years - PTI in Economic Times
April M&A tally at $1.66 bln; rise in inbound deals: Grant
Thornton - PTI in Economic Times
Jet looks at Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris for international hubs
EGoM may meet next week to discuss spectrum sale - Mint
(Reporting By Manoj Rawal)
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