Stocks on Bursa Malaysia closed steadier yesterday despite the softer performance of other Asian markets following the weaker Japan trade data and China's inflation data. The market moved within a narrow trading range due to a dearth of fresh market leads, as investors are awaiting the outcome of the Spanish debt sales as well as the interest rates announcement by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. The FBM KLCI ended 3.27 points or 0.21% firmer at 1,525.56. Losers led gainers by 418 to 351 while 339 counters were unchanged. Turnover dipped to 1.515 billion shares worth RM1.579 billion from 1.910 billion shares valued at RM1.941 billion on Wednesday.