* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange rose 0.15
percent. The MSCI-Asia Pacific index excluding Japan
rose 0.06 percent.
* Asian shares edged higher on Monday, with investors still
picking up shares battered by last week's steep plunge, while
the yen fell to fresh lows on news a reflationary advocate could
head the Bank of Japan next month.
* Foreign investors bought 2.8 billion rupees of stocks, while
domestic institutions sold 3.5 billion rupees of stocks on
Friday, when the BSE index fell 0.04 percent.
* Indian markets will be closely monitoring the 2013/14 budget
for the next fiscal year to be announced on Feb. 28.