Aug 12 (Reuters) –


* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange (SES: S68.SI – news) up 0.6 percent and the MSCI (NYSE: MSCI – news) -Asia Pacific index excluding Japan is up 0.8 percent.

* Japanese shares fell to a six-week low on Monday and the yen strengthened after data showed Japan’s economy grew at a slower-than-expected pace in April-June, triggering investors to pare back some of their risk exposure.

* U.S. stocks fell on Friday and posted their biggest weekly decline since June as investors focused on when the Federal Reserve would begin to scale back its stimulus.


* Industrial production data at 1730 India time (1200 GMT)

* Consumer price inflation at 1730 India time

* Manufacturing output data at 1730 India time

* Earnings On Monday: DLF Ltd, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, Indian Hotels Company Ltd,

State Bank of India (BSE: SBI.BO – news)

* The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers reports vehicle sales for July. (0500 GMT)

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(Compiled by Manoj Rawal; Editing by Jijo Jacob)