* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange rose 0.21
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
was up 0.55 percent.
* Asian shares inched up on Wednesday, cautiously awaiting local
corporate earnings reports and the U.S. Federal Reserve's
monetary policy decision due later in the session, while taking
comfort from improving global economic prospects.
* Foreign investors bought 8.99 billion rupees of stocks while
domestic institutions sold 9.38 billion rupees of stocks on
Tuesday, when the BSE index rose 0.56 percent.
* Reserve Bank of India will hold its post-policy
tele-conference with economists and analysts after cutting its
key repo rate, for the first time in 9 months, as well as the
banks' cash reserve ratio. (0900 GMT)