* 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.