* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange
rose 0.28 percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
fell 0.27 percent.
* Asian shares tracked Wall Street lower on Thursday as weak forecasts from U.S. corporate bellwethers underscored concern over global demand, particularly from China, and kept oil and other commodity prices under pressure.
* Foreign investors bought 4.07 billion rupees of stocks on Wednesday, when the BSE index
fell 0.86 percent, provisional exchange data showed. * Investors are looking forward to October quarter earnings that begin later this week when information technology company Infosys
and private sector bank HDFC Bank
report their second-quarter results.