MARKET EYE-SGX Nifty falls tracking euro zone worry, U.S. data

Tue Feb 5, 2013 8:48am IST

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* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are down 0.5
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
 falls 0.9 percent. 
* Asian shares ease on Tuesday as investors book profits from
recent strong rallies in the face of weak U.S. data and worries
that a potential political shake-up could disrupt the euro
zone's efforts to resolve its debt crisis.    
* Foreign investors bought 8.57 billion rupees of stocks while
domestic institutions sold 5.92 billion rupees of stocks on
Monday, when the BSE index fell 0.15 percent. 
* Also on watch, a panel of ministers headed by Finance Minister
P Chidambaram is expected to meet on Tuesday to finalise the day
and the floor price of the government's 9.5 percent stake sale
in state-run power major NTPC.
* Earnings: UCO Bank, UB Holdings.

 (abhishek.vishnoi@thomsonreuters.com /;
abhishek.vishnoi.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)
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