KARACHI, April 30 (Reuters) - Pakistan's main stock exchange
closed higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark 100-share index
of the Karachi Stock Exchange rising 1.68 percent, or 476.39
points, to 28,912.98.
Active and positive participation was seen by traders and
investors in the cement sector, dealers said.
Lafarge Pakistan Cement Ltd rose 3.69 percent to
14.06 rupees and Maple Leaf Cement Factory Ltd was up
2.01 percent to 30.50 rupees.
The rupee ended at 98.60/98.70 against the dollar
compared to Tuesday's close of 98.35/98.40.
Overnight rates in the money market rose to 10,00 percent
from Tuesday's close of 9.75 percent.
(Compiled by the Karachi newsroom)