Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the week with bearish trend as the benchmark KSE-100 index shed 497.97 points, or 0.95 per cent to close at 52,138.90 points.

About 63.34 million shares changed hands by the end of the session, with a total worth of nearly Rs 9.46 billion.

Stocks of 372 companies were traded, of which 109 gained in value, 251 declined and 12 remained unchanged.