KARACHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Pakistan's main stock index
managed to hit a record high despite law and order concerns
after attacks in Karachi and in the northwest.
The Karachi Stock Exchange's (KSE) benchmark
100-share index ended 0.14 percent, or 23.49 points, higher at
But volume fell 50 percent to 142 million shares, with
activity focused on mid-cap stocks such as Maple Leaf Cement
which rose 5.34 percent to 17.96 rupees.
Byco Petroleum rose 2.08 percent to 14.23 rupees
and Fauji Cement fell 0.13 percent to 8 rupees.
In the currency market, the rupee ended steady at
97.70/97.75 against the dollar, compared to Thursday's close of
Overnight rates in the money market rose to 9 percent
compared to Thursday's close of 6.50 percent.
(Compiled by the Karachi newsroom)