* The BSE index and the NSE index flat on
derivatives expiry day. Traders will roll over their monthly
derivatives position for the last time in 2012 to next month
January 2013 series.
* The scheduled meeting of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with
top government officials on the next five-year plan will set the
outlook for various sectors that need focus from the government,
* Auto shares that gained: Tata Motors shares rose 1.9 percent
while Maruti Suzuki shares gained 1.28 percent.
* Metal shares also gained on value buying: Tata Steel
gains 1.3 percent, while Hindalco rose 1 percent.