Investing in Pakistan ADRs / Pakistan Stocks List
The Pakistan Petroleum Ltd (OTCMKTS: PKKKY) was the only Pakistan stock with an ADR trading on a US exchange before being delisted, but American investors can still buy Pakistan GDRs listed in London.
Ironically and despite persistent concerns about Pakistan’s political and economic stability, the country’s stock markets have long been highflyers. The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) was declared the “Best Performing Stock Market of the World for the year 2002.” In fact and in June 2015, Khaleej Times reported that since 2009, Pakistani equities delivered 26% a year for US dollar investors – making Karachi the top-performing stock exchange in the world.
Investors interested in investing in Pakistan ADRs should also check our check out our other South Asia investing lists, including our India ADR list and India closed-end fund list as well as our BICK ETF list, BRIC ETF list, China/India ETF list, South Asia ETF list and India ETF list pages.
List of Pakistan ADRs Trading on Major US Stock Exchanges & the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Exchange
|1||Pakistan Petroleum Limited||PKKKY||Delisted||Oil & Gas|
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The Pakistan Stock Market
Founded in 1947, the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) was the biggest and most liquid exchange in Pakistan plus its one of the largest and one of the oldest stock exchange in South Asia by market capitalization. In addition, the Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) was set up in 1989 to cater to the needs of less developed areas of the northern part of Pakistan while the Lahore Stock Exchange (LSE) was established in 1971 and offers joint trading on a common platform with the ISE.
On January 11, 2016, all three stock exchanges were consolidated into the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX). In December 2016, the PSX sold a 40% strategic share to a Chinese consortium for US$85 million.
Here are some useful and mostly English news resources for investing in Pakistan ADRs or stocks or about Pakistan in general:
- Business Recorder
- Daily Times
- Pakistan & Gulf Economist
- Pakistan Observer
- Pakistan Today
- The Daily Star
- The Express Tribune
- The Friday Times
- The Frontier Post
- The Lahore Times
- The Nation
- The News International
- The Regional Times of Sindh
For additional resources for investing in Pakistan ADRs or stocks, check out all of our Pakistan tagged articles/links.