* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange are down 0.1
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
falls 0.07 percent.
* Asian shares wipe earlier gains on Friday as a tepid Chinese
manufacturing report dents sentiment, leaving investors on
tenterhooks ahead of U.S. nonfarm payroll data due at 1330 GMT.
* Earnings on Friday: Bharti Airtel, Jet Airways
, Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd and IDFC Ltd
* India will launch a 10 percent stake sale in state-run Oil
India Ltd on Friday that could raise up to $550
million, as part of the government's divestment programme.