* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange was up 0.05
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
was down 0.2 percent.
* Japanese shares rallied and the yen fell on Monday after Tokyo
escaped direct criticism from its G20 peers on its aggressive
reflationary plans that have weakened the currency.
* Foreign investors bought 2.47 billion rupees of stocks, while
domestic institutions sold 2.45 billion rupees of stocks on
Friday, when the BSE index fell 0.15 percent.
* India's three state-run fuel retailers- Indian Oil Corp
, Bharat Petroleum Corp and Hindustan
Petroleum Corp increased prices of petrol by 1.50
rupees per litre excluding local taxes, and diesel by 0.50
rupees per litre from Saturday.