Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) on Wednesday closed almost flat as the benchmark KSE-100 gained 8.5 points to close at 40,733 points.

Around 138 million shares worth Rs6.2 billion were traded. Of the 366 scrips traded in the day, 147 advanced, 202 declined and 17 remained unchanged.

The chemical sector dominated the day's trading with 22.8 shares traded. The engineering and the cement sectors followed by 20mn and 13.5mn shares respectively.