Jan 8 (Reuters) - GLOBAL MARKETS ROUNDUP * Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange gain 0.24 percent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan index is up 0.42 percent. * Asian markets got a hand up on Wednesday after strong trade data boosted expectations for U.S. growth while a lessening of sovereign strains in Europe lifted stocks there to the highest since 2008. * U.S. stocks ended higher on Tuesday, snapping the S&P 500's three-day losing streak to give the benchmark index its first positive session of 2014.
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India cbank panel recommends setting up banks for low income households -
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