* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange fell 0.18
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index, excluding Japan
fell 0.19 percent.
* Asian shares and the euro paused on Thursday, marking time
ahead of a European Central Bank policy decision and remarks
from ECB President Mario Draghi on prospects for the euro zone
* On watch, India to release advance GDP estimates for 2012/13,
and NTPC share sale, floor price for which has been
set at 145 rupees, or a 4.5 percent discount to its Wednesday's
* Earnings on Thursday: ACC, Ambuja Cement,
MRF, Aurobindo Pharma.