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PSX: Global slump encourages bears take control of the bourse despite support from blue-chips

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KARACHI: Benchmark KSE-100, shedding 416 points, closed in the red at 43,885 due to global sell off.

Rs. 8.5b worth of 238m shares were traded on week’s second trading day. Value of the shares of 226 companies declined, 142 augmented while 17 remained stagnant.

Communication, Chemical and Textile Sectors led the trading today with 30.3m, 29.2m and 26.5m shares respectively.

Today’s top five traders were Azgard Nine, 24.9m shares (+6.51pc), TRG Pak Ltd., 20.3m shares (+5.0pc); -Lotte Chemical, 19.4m shares (+2.43pc); Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd., 13.3m shares (+0.97pc); Byco Petroleum, 12.1m shares (+4.36pc).

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PSX: US motion to put Pakistan on a terror financing watch-list lets bears growl all over the bourse!

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KARACHI: Due to domestic political noise alongwith intimation that Pakistan has been given a three-month let-off by an international watchdog over a US-led motion to put the country on a terror-financing watch allowed bear bleed the bourse red that closed at 42,920 shedding 375 points.

Rs. 8.5b worth of 188m shares were traded today. Value of the shares of 177 companies plummeted, 154 augmented, while 18 remained stagnant.

Cement, Chemicals, Food & Personal Care Products Sectors led the trade today with 19.7m, 18.9m and 18.7m shares respectively.

Today’s top five traders of shares were: Azgard Nine Ltd., 15.3m shares (-5.22pc); Lotte Chemical Ltd., 9.5m shares (+1.38pc); TRG Pak Ltd., 9.3m shares (+1.35pc); Dost Steels Ltd: 8.4m shares (+3.18pc); Matco Foods Ltd., 8.1m shares (+5.00pc).

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PSX: Benchmark KSE-100 Index sheds 54 points on week’s 1st trading day!

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KARACHI: The looming specter of FATF meeting in Paris that could result in putting Pakistan on a watch-list enabled bear growl all over the bourse on week’s first trading day.

With a loss of 54 points, benchmark KSE-100 Index closed at 43,573. Rs. 5.1b worth of 126.9m shares were traded today. Value of the shares of 193 companies augmented, 140 plummeted, while 26 remained stagnant.

Food/Personal Care Products, Cement & Communication Sectors led the trading with 19.3m, 14.9m and 12.2m shares respectively. Top five traders of shares today were: Fauji Foods Ltd., 9.8m shares (+4.97pc); TRG Pak Ltd., 7.5m shares (-2.94pc); Matco Foods Ltd., 6.8m shares (+3.19pc); Dewan Salman, 6.6m shares (+3.53pc); Dewan Cement, 5.9m shares (-2.85pc).

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Swiss-Pak Bilateral Trade Up 7.5%; Crosses Half-a-Billion CHF Mark

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KARACHI: According to Swiss Federal Customs Administration latest statistics, bilateral trade between Pakistan and Switzerland during the year 2017 crossed half-a-billion mark; total CHF 518.5 Million due to volume increase of over 7.5%.

Main contributors:

i) Swiss pharmaceuticals and watches exports rose by 7.7% and 7.2% respectively.

ii) Pakistani textile exports were also all time high: CHF 109.86 Million; 30% more than 2016.

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