Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed higher Tuesday on late buying interest. The local bourse ended in tandem with higher regional markets after encouraging comments by Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos that significant progress was made in talks with private sector creditors about his country’s debt woes. The FBM KLCI jumped 7.74 points to close at its intra-day high of 1,521.29 after opening 3.47 points higher at 1,517.02. Gainers beat losers by 415 to 394 while 353 counters were unchanged. Turnover dropped to 1.78 billion shares from 2.307 billion shares while the value rose to RM2.18 billion from RM1.841 billion registered on Monday.