MARKET EYE-Indian shares edge higher; autos, ITC lead

Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:16am IST

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* The BSE index gains 0.28 percent, while the NSE index
 advances 0.29 percent.   
* Gains track higher Asian shares on hopes for a compromise in
the U.S. fiscal crisis. 
* Auto stocks gain on expectations of improving sales during the
festival season: Tata Motors gains 1.2 percent, while
Mahindra & Mahindra rises 0.7 percent.
* Cigarette maker ITC gains 0.7 percent as defensive
stocks benefit from caution ahead of winter session of the
parliament due to start on Thursday.

 (abhishek.vishnoi@thomsonreuters.com)
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