* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange falls 0.52
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index, excluding Japan
is down 0.68 percent.
* Asian shares slid on Friday after a Republican proposal to
fend off a U.S. fiscal crunch failed to get enough support,
deepening uncertainty over prospects for the negotiations to
avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in
* Foreign investors bought 4.66 billion rupees of stocks, while
domestic institutions sold 4.44 billion rupees of stocks on
Thursday, when India's BSE index fell 0.11 percent.
* Dealers say with parliament's winter session over, the rally's
extension would not depend on how well RBI manages slowing
growth and sticky inflation.