* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange up 0.45
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
also gains 0.19 percent.
* Asian shares and the euro steadied on Tuesday, drawing support
from expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will take fresh
economic stimulus measures this week.
* Foreign investors bought 6.98 billion rupees of stocks, while
domestic institutions sold stocks worth 5.86 billion rupees on
Monday, when the BSE index fell 0.07 percent.
* Traders are keeping a close watch on developments pertaining
to the banking reform bill, likely to be voted in the parliament
on Tuesday, for further direction of the market.