Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher yesterday and persistent buying in selected index-linked heavyweights by funds pushed the benchmark FBM KLCI to close at a seven-month high, in line with regional markets. Most Asian markets rose yesterday following the positive lead from Wall Street overnight, while investors remained cautious as to how the US market would react over the weak job data. The FBM KLCI closed at an intra-day high of 1,856.51, up 13.57 points or 0.74%, after opening at the intra-day low of 1,843.18. Gainers outpaced losers by 502 to 354, while 327 counters were unchanged. Total volume was lower at 1.95 billion units worth RM2.10 billion from Monday’s 1.99 billion units worth RM1.67 billion.