Indian shares boosted by autos

Shares in the Indian market have been trading 0.5 per cent up yesterday in a strong start to 2011. The firm asian market was boosted by car manufacturers who saw robust December sales. Tata Motors jumped 2.1 per cent after recording a 31 per cent increase in vehicle sales. Leading utility vehicle maker Mahindra & Mahindra raced 2.2 per cent, thanks to a 42 per cent rise in sales last month.