India's economic affairs secy says premature to consider CPI as nominal inflation
L&T trims growth view on slow infrastructure investment
Bharti Airtel may sell mobile towers in Nigeria for $500 million
India prepared for U.S. stimulus tapering, growth to accelerate, says Finance Minister P Chidambaram
Biocon December quarter net profit up 14 pct
Income tax dept seeks information on transfer of assets from Cairn India
Bharat Petroleum plans $2.8 billion expansion for 2 refineries
India's Raymond says Dec-quarter net up more than four fold
Reserve Bank of India to release macroeconomic report on Jan 28
KPIT Technologies says December quarter net up 20.5 pct
Tech Mahindra eyes next buy in financial sector
Telecom companies won't need prior approval for trading radio spectrum: Trai
EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor in New Delhi in first public appearance after panel report targeting CPI.
GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP
* Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange down 0.24 percent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan index falls 0.85 percent.
* Asian markets fell on Thursday after a survey of Chinese manufacturers showed surprisingly soft results, while the Australian dollar weakened due to its role as a whipping boy when activity in the Asian giant disappoints.
* The S&P 500 closed flat on Wednesday as a mixed bag of corporate earnings failed to give investors the confidence to push equities higher with the index near record levels.