January 2, 2019 / 5:49 AM / 3 months ago

Nifty, Sensex end over 1 percent lower; Eicher Motors plunges

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/Files

(Reuters) - Indian shares fell over 1 percent on Wednesday, dragged by auto stocks after disappointing December sales data, while stocks across the globe started 2019 on a downbeat note.

The benchmark BSE Sensex closed down 1 percent at 35,891.52.

The broader NSE Nifty ended 1.08 percent lower at 10,792.50.

Eicher Motors Ltd fell 9.4 percent while JSW Steel Ltd ended down 5.4 percent.

Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair

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