Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed a positive trend on Wednesday when the benchmark KSE-100 index gained 52 points and recovered to 30,637 points. During the last three days, the KSE-100 index gained massive more than 400 points. On Monday, PSX had lost 830 points and closed at 30,520 points. In the last week, the KSE-100 index gained massive 2,585 points to close at 31,350 points.
Hovering in the green throughout the previous week on the back of rumors that Pakistan might exit the FATF grey list, as many as 174 million shares of indexed companies changed hands during the session. The market value of the shares traded clocked in at Rs424 billion. Over the course of previous week, foreign investors sold a total of $4900,000 worth of shares.
Earlier, the recent simmering tensions between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India over Kashmir dispute had pushed investors to adopt cautious behaviour in the trading.
Moreover, since the passage of the financial budget for the fiscal year 2019-20, the stringent policies had been reflecting themselves in the downfall of the stock market. According to a JS Global report, the local bourse closed positive on the rumors that Pakistan might exit the
FATF grey list. Market analysts are expecting a positive momentum at the bourse in the days to come.