BSE Sensex, NSe Nifty seen higher ahead of derivatives expiry

Written by Reuters | Updated: Aug 28 2014, 14:42pm hrs
NSE Nifty index futures on the Singapore Exchange up 0.23 percent ahead of derivatives expiry later in the day.

The 50-shares index is on course for its fourth consecutive monthly gain.

Asian stocks crept up on Thursday following another steady performance by Wall Street shares, which hovered near record highs.

The MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan index up 0.16 percent.

Overseas investors bought shares worth 2.90 billion rupees ($48 million) on Wednesday, provisional exchange data shows.

Growth data due on Friday key for next week.

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