* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange up 0.45
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index, excluding Japan
is down 0.8 percent.
* Asian shares rise on Wednesday, following gains in Wall Street
overnight, with upbeat U.S. earnings and improving German
investor sentiment encouraging buying of riskier assets.
* Foreign investors bought 10.46 billion rupees of stocks, while
domestic institutions sold 8.55 billion rupees of stocks on
Tuesday, when India's BSE index fell 0.6 percent.
* Earnings on Wednesday: Reliance Communications Ltd
and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.