NSE Nifty futures traded on the Singapore Exchange are down 0.44 percent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan index is down 0.81 percent.
Japanese shares sank to six-month lows on Friday as an escalating sell-off on Wall Street spread to Asia and slugged markets that had been fairly resilient up to now.
The Nasdaq suffered its biggest drop in two-and-a-half years on Thursday after another sharp selloff in biotech and momentum names, including Gilead Sciences and TripAdvisor, increasing investor anxiety about a broader pullback.
India's February factory output data.
India's autos industry body will release sales data for March and the fiscal year ended March.
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BRICS aim to finish development bank preparations by July summit
India cbank panel submits report on pricing of credit by banks
RBI issues fresh norms to curb customer discrimination
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