KARACHI - The negative sentiment continued at KSE as the proceedings of the accountability court against ministers facing charges made the local investors more cautious. Moreover, the other factors like limited foreign interest ahead of Christmas holidays, fall in international oil prices and blast in Dir played negatively at KSE. The KSE 100-index opened in green zone with a gain of 14.09 points and at the end of the day closed at 9183.73 with a loss of 43.45 points. KSE 30-index closed at 9652.90 with a loss of 84.64 points. All shares index closed at 6520.25 with a loss of 28.45 points. Trading activity was minimal as compared to the last trading session as the ready market volume stands at 96.809m as compared to last trading session 206.854m. Future market volume however stands at 1.465 million shares as compared to 2.593 million shares last trading session. The market capitalisation stands over Rs 2.646tr. Total trades decreases to 62,495 as compared to last trading session 101,509, while 160 companies advanced, 201 declined and 23 remained unchanged. The highest volumes were witnessed in BoP at 19.179m closed at Rs 20.85 with a loss of Re 0.51 followed by BAFL at 9.897m closed at Rs 14.18 with no change, PACE at 6.015m closed at Rs 5.87 with a loss of Re0.28. According to the market experts, the news affected the trading activities at the market were Current Account deficit narrows to $1.35b in July-Nov, reflecting a slow growth of economy; PSO has indicated its inability to provide furnace oil to KESC for power generation without advance payment of Rs 1.4 billion per month that would result in further loadshedding for the consumers. Moreover, industrial production registered almost 5pc growth in October over the same month of previous year, depicting the recovery in the industrial sector; crude oil fell nearly 2 per cent to $71 a barrel on Thursday as the dollar rose to a more than 3-1/2 month high against Euro, outweighing a surprise drop in US distillate stocks and overshadowing an expected cold snap; and countrys foreign exchange reserves fell for sixth straight week Thursday to $13.54 billion in the week ended on December 12 from $13.57 billion the previous week, the SBP said Thursday. Reserves held by the State Bank of Pakistan slipped to $9.88 billion from $9.93 billion a week earlier, while those held by commercial banks edged up to $3.66 billion from $3.64 billion the previous week, the central bank said.