KARACHI - Rise in international oil prices, recovery in Asian markets and renewed foreign interest in oil, fertilizer and banking scrips provided the much-needed boost to the stock market on Wednesday and the stocks rose more than 1.9 per cent after falling to a two-and-a-half month low the previous day as investors bargain shopped. The Karachi Stock Exchanges (KSE) benchmark 100-share index ended 1.94 per cent, or 183.11 points, higher at 9,611.55 points on turnover of 109.13 million shares. The Karachi Stock Exchanges 30-index closed at 9618.93 with a gain of 216.89 points. The KMI 30-index closed at 14641.81 with a gain of 307.90 points. All shares index closed at 6744.79 with a gain of 122.82 points. Trading activity was minimal as compared to the last trading session as the ready market volume stood at 109.126m as compared to last trading sessions 135.439m. Future market volume however stood at 6.524m shares as compared to 5.835m shares of last trading session. Market capitalization stood over Rs2.713tr. Total trades increases to 78,000 as compared to last trading session 76,391. 261 companies advanced, 136 declined and 16 remained unchanged. Highest volumes were witnessed in LOTPTA at 14.850 million, closed at Rs9.53 with a gain of Re0.43, followed by JSCL at 10.836 million, closed at Rs13.65 with a gain of Re0.16, SILK at 5.464 million, closed at Rs3.11 with a gain of Rs0.12.