BENGALURU, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Indian shares edged higher on Wednesday, boosted by gains in some energy stocks, while automobile and telecom companies jumped after local media reported that the government was considering incentives and financial relief for the sectors.
Debt-laden telecom company Vodafone Idea (VODA.NS) advanced about 3% and bigger rival Bharti Airtel (BRTI.NS) rose 1.4% after a separate report that the union cabinet could consider financial relief measures for the telecom sector in a meeting.
Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC.NS) rose sharply, adding over 4% and was the top gainer on the Nifty 50 index.
Shares in broader Asia were lower after weak Chinese economic data sparked worries of slowing growth globally.
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