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MARKET EYE-SGX Nifty edges higher; Infosys earnings, IIP key

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* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange

rose 0.03percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan

rose 0.26 percent.

* Asian stocks and the euro steadied on Friday, but were oncourse for a losing week as worries about weak corporateearnings and slowing global economic growth limit the appeal ofriskier assets.

* Foreign investors bought 10.43 billion rupees of stocks onThursday, when the BSE index

rose 0.93 percent,provisional exchange data showed.* Infosys, India's no. 2 software services will report Septemberquarter earnings. Infosys is expected to post a 24.9 percentrise in profit in the quarter ended Sept. 30 to 23.8 billionrupees ($453.59 million).* HDFC Bank

, India's No. 3 lender, is expected to posta near 30 percent rise in net profit in the Sept quarter whileasset quality is expected to be stable. (0930 GMT)* Also on watch, India will unveil August factory data on Fridaywith a Reuters poll showing a modest 1.1 percent growthannually.

(0530 GMT)

(abhishek.vishnoi@thomsonreuters.com)