MARKET EYE-SGX Nifty edges higher; Infosys earnings, IIP key
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange
rose 0.03 percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
rose 0.26 percent.
* Asian stocks and the euro steadied on Friday, but were on course for a losing week as worries about weak corporate earnings and slowing global economic growth limit the appeal of riskier assets.
* Foreign investors bought 10.43 billion rupees of stocks on Thursday, when the BSE index
rose 0.93 percent, provisional exchange data showed. * Infosys, India's no. 2 software services will report September quarter earnings. Infosys is expected to post a 24.9 percent rise in profit in the quarter ended Sept. 30 to 23.8 billion rupees ($453.59 million). * HDFC Bank
, India's No. 3 lender, is expected to post a near 30 percent rise in net profit in the Sept quarter while asset quality is expected to be stable. (0930 GMT) * Also on watch, India will unveil August factory data on Friday with a Reuters poll showing a modest 1.1 percent growth annually.