New Delhi, Oct. 18 -- Indian stock markets are expected to be steady on Friday tracking Asian peers which edged higher on positive sentiment after the UK and the European Union struck a long-awaited Brexit deal. However, concerns about the Chinese economy are likely to cap gains with data expected to show weaker growth.

Sterling, which had enjoyed its biggest rising streak since October 1985 and hit a five-month high on the back of the Brexit deal, gave up ground early Friday amid doubts that the agreement would receive parliamentary approval. The pound eased 0.18% to buy $1.2865.

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up about 0.1% in early trade, echoing small gains on Wall Street. Australian shares were off 0....