The Karachi Stock Exchange
is a stock exchange
located in Karachi
. Founded in 1947, it is Pakistan's largest and oldest stock exchange, with many Pakistani as well as overseas listings. Its current premises are situated on Stock Exchange Road, in the heart of Karachi's Business District.
Karachi Stock Exchange is the biggest and most liquid exchange in Pakistan. It was declared the “Best Performing Stock Market of the World for the year 2002”. As of Dec 8, 2009, 654 companies were listed with a market capitalization of Rs. 8.561 trillion (US$ 120.5 billion) having listed capital of Rs. 2805.873 billion (US$ 40.615 billion). The KSE 100TM Index closed at 11,967 on May 16, 2011. By 30 july total market capitalisation of the KSE reached Rs2.95 trillion, approximately 35 billion dollars.
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The exchange has pre-market sessions from 09:15am to 09:30am and normal trading sessions from 09:30am to 03:30pm. Market Hours, Karachi Stock Exchange via Wikinvest
The karachi stock exchange has undergone a considerable deal of downturn partly due to global financial crisis and partly on account of domestic troubles. It remained suspended in excess of 4 months and resumed normal trading only on December 15, 2008. The KSE 100 Index and KSE 30 Index after hitting the low around mid January has now rebounced and recovered 20-25% till March 12, 2009.By 30 july 2010 total... Read More