The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) ended a volatile session in green, as it gained 0.55% to close 221.79 points higher. The bourse witnessed a buying and selling contest between individual investors and foreign institutions. The foreign institutions offloaded 3.9 million worth of shares against individuals buying 3.6 million worth of shares. Losing 183.78 points, the benchmark KSE-100 Index recorded its intraday low at 40,259.03. The index then oscillated in both directions, reaching its intraday high at 40,704.22 after gaining 261.41 points. It ended higher by 221.79 points at 40,664.60. The KMI-30 Index clenched 513.14 points to close at 64,518.18, while the KSE All Share Index gained 184.30 points, closing at 28,967.89. Of the 93 traded companies in the KSE100 Index 61 closed up 30 closed down, while 2 remained unchanged. Total volume traded for the index was 157.14 million shares. All Share Volume decreased by 65.46 Million to 254.62 Million Shares. Market Cap increased by Rs.48.46 Billion. The volume was led by Unity Foods Limited, including Fauji Foods Limited and K-Electric Limited. The scripts exchanged 30.54 million, 19.29 million and 15.85 million shares, respectively. Sectors that propped up the index included cement gaining 51.27 points, pharmaceutical 27.16 points and banking 25.39 points. Among the companies, Lucky Cement Limited, Pakistan Oilfields Limited and United Bank Limited added maximum points to the benchmark index. Sector plucking off the points off the index were Glass & Ceramics with 2 points and Leather & Tanneries with 1 point. The most points taken off the index was by OGDC which stripped the index of 10 points followed by Hub Power Company Limited with 10 points, Pak Suzuki Motor Company Limited with 7 points, National Foods Limited with 6 points. Meanwhile, the Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI)-based weekly inflation for the combined consumption group decreased by 0.83pc as compared to the previous week. The SPI for the week under review in the above-mentioned group was recorded at 135.18 points as against 136.80 points registered in the previous week, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). The SPI for the lowest consumption group, up to Rs17,732, witnessed 0.18pc decrease, as it went down from 136.80 points in the last week to 136.18 points during the week under review. In Asia: Most Stock markets in Asia trading mixed as Chinese inflation data showed a surge in consumer prices in November. China’s Weak economic figures kept Investors’ confidence at bay. Chinese consumer inflation jumped in November, according to data released by the country’s National Bureau of Statistics The Consumer Price Index for November jumped 4.5% year-on-year, as food prices skyrocketed 19.1% amid an outbreak of African swine fever. On the other hand, producer prices in China declined in the same month, with the Producer Price Index (PPI) for November falling 1.4% year-on-year. South Korea’s Seoul’s Kospi bucked up the overall trend and 0.45%. Mainland Chinese stocks recovered from an earlier slip to finish their trading day higher, with the Shanghai composite fractionally higher at about 2,917.32s shares of China Postal Savings Bank rose 2% in their Shanghai debut. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index clocked 0.22% lower at 26,436.62. Japan’s Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 also trading marginally lower despite Nintendo surged beyond 3% as the firm officially launched its Switch console in China.