KSE index breaches 35,000-point barrier

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The Karachi Stock Exchange continued its bull run on Wednesday with the benchmark 100-index breaching the 35,000-point barrier for the first time.

Stocks extended their rally owing to the rise of oil prices in the international market, as the KSE-100 index gained more than 200 points or 0.6 per cent on Wednesday. Moreover, the corporate financial results have also begun coming in showing positive results in most cases. Both factors combined result in the high trading activity by foreign and local investors.

The KSE-100 index gained 150.20 points, or 0.43 per cent, on Tuesday to settle at an all-time high of 34,826.51 points. Overseas investors swi­t­ched to the oil and gas sector with the increase in oil prices.

“While the rise in international oil prices kept investors’ interest alive in the heavyweight energy stocks, cement stocks saw profit-taking after rallying in the last few sessions,” analysts said.