KARACHI – The Karachi Stock Exchange ended Thursday’s trading session on a positive note, with the benchmark KSE-100 index gaining 678.50 points, or 1.40 per cent, by the close of the trading session to reach 49,283.64.

Volumes were led by chemical and commercial banks company stocks as the benchmark index finally returned to a bullish trend after days of closing in the red. 116 million shares had changed hands by the end of the session, with a total worth of nearly Rs11.2 billion.

Stocks of 390 companies were traded, of which 240 gained in value, 137 declined and 13 remained unchanged.