Karachi (Staff Report): The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) started the week with negative trend as the benchmark KSE 100-share Index recorded a slump of 659.15 points or 1.58% to settle at 40,978.23 points.

Overall, trading volumes decreased to 166.7 million shares compared with Friday’s tally of 179 million. The value of shares traded during the day was Rs7.02 billion.

Shares of 362 companies were traded. At the end of the day, 58 stocks closed higher, 283 declined while 21 remained unchanged.