May 30, 2013 / 10:13 AM / 4 years ago

Indian shares edge up a day ahead of GDP data; auto shares lead

MUMBAI, May 30 (Reuters) - Indian shares edged up on Thursday a day ahead of crucial Jan-March GDP data release, led by gains in auto stocks, such as Tata Motors and Mahindra and Mahindra after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Tata Motors Ltd provisionally rose 3.7 percent, while Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd (M&M) ended 4.9 percent higher.

The BSE index provisionally gained 0.21 percent, while the 50-share NSE index ended up 0.17 percent. (Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi; Editing by Anand Basu)

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