August 20, 2019: The benchmark KSE-100 index gained another 723 points during initial hours of today’s trade, and pulled the index back above 30, 000 points after an interval of 5 days.
KSE 100 index is currently trading at 30,285 points (at 11:55 PST) which marks a jump of 2.45% over yesterday’s closing quote.
The gains have been extended on hopes that the cross-border tension with India regarding trade, will soon be resolved.
These sentiments brewed up after President of the US Mr. Donald Trump took to his official social media handle to say that, “Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan and Prime Minister Modi of India, regarding trade, strategic partnership and most importantly for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!”
Commercial Banks and E&P are emerging as the best performers today with gains of 305 and 163 points, respectively.
54.3 million Shares worth Rs.2.77 billion have been traded within the benchmark index, as of now.
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